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The Transport for the North Podcast is your bite-size guide to everything that is happening across the North of England, all in one place. We will keep you updated on the latest transport and business developments in our region, so make sure you join us to hear the most recent news. Give us a follow to stay up to date! https://transportforthenorth.com/news/podcast/

Episode Date
One Voice with Mayor Oliver Coppard, South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority | Episode 61
00:13:46
In the third of our One Voice podcasts, we spoke to Mayor Oliver Coppard, from South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, as he approached his first 100 days in office. He reflected on the current business landscape – looking at the strong sense of innovation that runs through South Yorkshire and throughout the region’s history. Mayor Coppard says he believes there is a huge amount of opportunity within South Yorkshire which can be at the core of our future, and of economic growth. We discuss the unique challenges facing the region, namely connectivity with other parts of the country and the drive to deliver a low carbon network. But Mayor Coppard highlights how by overcoming this issues, it can power a stronger economy in the North, and across the country. Other key topics covered include concerns around the future of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, proposed cuts to bus services, and the crucial role high speed rail can play moving forward. You can share your thoughts on our podcasts by Tweeting and tagging us with @Transport4North! The Transport for the North podcast is a forum to allow guests to express their personal opinions about the North, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of TfN.
Sep 01, 2022
One Voice with Cllr Keith Aspden, City of York | Episode 60
00:17:28
In our latest One Voice podcast, we speak to City of York Council leader, Councillor Keith Aspden. We discuss the heritage of the city – from the Romans, Vikings, railways and chocolate – to the modern business landscape that is internationally recognised. A key part of the region’s identity is its ability to reinvent and adapt to change, highlighted in the future jobs and future opportunities that are linked to the cutting-edge science, innovation and research sectors. We look at how the council is working with new businesses to create jobs for the city and how that benefits the wider region. We also highlight the importance of the East Coast Mainline in providing connectivity, and the need to deliver on the TransPennie Route Upgrade to ensure better access to all areas of the North. And as the region moves towards having a new combined authority, we discuss how the devolution deal will allow issues such as housing, climate change, and strategic transport issues can be decided locally. You can share your thoughts on our podcasts by Tweeting and tagging us with @Transport4North! The Transport for the North podcast is a forum to allow guests to express their personal opinions about the North, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of TfN.
Aug 25, 2022
One Voice with Mayor Jamie Driscoll, North of Tyne Combined Authority | Episode 59
00:16:51
In this, the first episode of our One Voice series, we speak to Mayor Jamie Driscoll from the North of Tyne Combined Authority. He talks us through the huge area he covers and the transport challenges with such a diverse landscape of rural and urban communities. Mayor Driscoll tells us about the heavy investment that has gone into renewable energy sources such as offshore wind farms and gigafactories, and how he hopes that will further grow job opportunities in the region. He reflects on the Conservative Party leadership vote and explains his key ask of the new Prime Minister. We also discuss important topics for the North including his thoughts on the Integrated Rail Plan, HS2 and private car ownership. You can share your thoughts on our podcasts by Tweeting and tagging us with @Transport4North! The Transport for the North podcast is a forum to allow guests to express their personal opinions about the North, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of TfN.
Aug 17, 2022
The case for Great British Railways' HQ to be in Doncaster or Crewe | Episode 58
00:12:54
With the deadline approaching for the public vote on where the home of the new Great British Railways HQ should be, we continue our campaign to ensure it is #NorthBased. In this episode of our podcast, we speak to the pollical leaders championing two of the locations on the shortlist – Doncaster and Crewe. Mayor Oliver Coppard, from the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, says Doncaster is the absolute front runner in the race given the area’s railway heritage and the support across the community. He says Doncaster is the natural home of the railways in the UK and in the DNA of the region. Deputy Leader of Cheshire East Council, Councillor Craig Browne, said the headquarters should be in Crewe because it’s the only place boasting 360 degree connectivity with major towns and cities across the whole of the UK. He added that if the Government is serious about the levelling up agenda, then the GBR headquarters simply has to be in the North. You can share your thoughts on our podcasts by Tweeting and tagging us with @Transport4North! The Transport for the North podcast is a forum to allow guests to express their personal opinions about the North, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of TfN.
Aug 12, 2022
The case for Great British Railways' HQ to be in Newcastle or York | Episode 57
00:11:40
We’ve launched a campaign supporting the four shortlisted locations in the North of England bidding to be the home of the new Great British Railways’ headquarters. In this podcast episode, we speak to the political leaders representing two of the places in the running – Newcastle and York. Mayor Jamie Driscoll, from the North of Tyne Combined Authority, believes the North East has the strongest case, given its railway history, links to universities and growing battery technology industry. He says if levelling up is to be realised, then GBRHQ has to be based that far north, and as a decision making process, it can attract jobs and skills to the region. We then spoke to the leader of York City Council, Councillor Keith Aspden, who said his city has unrivalled railway heritage. He also believes being home to Great British Railways HQ builds on the railway cluster already in place in York and supports connectivity across the whole county. You can share your thoughts on our podcasts by Tweeting and tagging us with @Transport4North! The Transport for the North podcast is a forum to allow guests to express their personal opinions about the North, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of TfN.
Aug 08, 2022
Developing policies that align with the North's needs | Episode 56
00:28:50
In this episode, we speak to Lucy Jacques, Acting Head of Policy & Strategy, who is leading on the development of our second Strategic Transport Plan, and the policy positions that feed into the revised document. She outlines the importance of the STP as part of our statutory responsibility and explains why we need to update the plan. A lot of the evidence underpinning the original publication has evolved and there have been significant changes to the political, social and economic landscape. With a growing focus on the levelling up agenda, now is the right time to look at the North’s ambitions and vision, and what we need to deliver on that ambition. We also highlight two of our recently launched policy positions, focusing on how our role as One Voice for the North can support the further delivery of Active Travel and Multimodal Hubs. Both are growing areas of transport policy and will play an important part in supporting the decarbonisation agenda. You can share your thoughts on our podcasts by Tweeting and tagging us with @Transport4North! The Transport for the North podcast is a forum to allow guests to express their personal opinions about the North, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of TfN.
Jun 23, 2022
Business Matters: Emma Lewell-Buck MP, South Shields | Episode 55
00:26:55
In this episode of our Business Matters podcast series, we are joined by Labour MP for South Shields, Emma Lewell-Buck. We talked about her pathway into politics, and how the chance to be the voice of her community really motivated her to move into public office. Throughout the interview, we touch on the industrial and shipbuilding history of the North East and how the manufacturing industry remains crucial to future prosperity. Emma emphasises the need for investment in the skills that will support emerging and green industries. We reflect on the funds announced for bus strategies in the North, and the difference better, cheaper transport could make to resolving ongoing struggles with connectivity. Emma highlights the importance of the East Coast Mainline to the region, and the true value of speaking with one voice on transport issues to benefit the whole of the North. By addressing the infrastructure issues and working to ensure Westminster understands the challenges, Emma believes the North East can become a thriving hub for investment while supporting opportunities for all communities. You can share your thoughts on our podcasts by Tweeting and tagging us with @Transport4North! The Transport for the North podcast is a forum to allow guests to express their personal opinions about the North, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of TfN.
Apr 13, 2022
Business Matters: Mayor Andy Burnham, Greater Manchester Combined Authority | Episode 54
00:20:47
In the latest episode of our Business Matters podcast series, we speak to Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Transport for the North Board member. He discusses how the Manchester city region is “on the up” and has become Europe’s fastest growing digital and tech hub, with ambitions to be the UK’s leading green city region. With the UK’s largest student population combined with the diverse talent base already in the region, Mayor Burnham believes Manchester offers huge appeal to businesses looking to recruit in the area. But he said investment is needed to ensure the transport system is world class. He believes connectivity and integration across all modes is vital to moving away from a fragmented and unreliable service. The recent decision to bring bus services under public control, he says, will help the move to a more integrated London-style public transport network. We also discuss the role of Transport for the North in bringing both political and business leaders together to speak with one voice on the transport issues impacting the region. You can share your thoughts on our podcasts by Tweeting and tagging us with @Transport4North!
Apr 06, 2022
#TfNTalks: How can we turn our Decarbonisation Strategy into action? | Episode 53
01:01:58
Join us for our most recent #TfNTalks discussion on how we can put our decarbonisation strategy into action! Out speakers included Lucy Winskell OBE (Chair, North East LEP), Mayor Jamie Driscoll (North of Tyne Combined Authority and TfN Member), Prof. Greg Marsden (Prof. of Transport Governance, ITS Leeds and Director of Decarbon8), Polly Billington (Chief Executive, UK100)and Peter Cole (Principal Environmental and Sustainability Office, Transport for the North. TfN’s Decarbonisation Strategy aims to decarbonise surface transport in the region by 2045, ahead of the legislative national 2050 Net Zero deadline. We also be discuss the Government’s national plans, including the Transport Decarbonisation Plan, which is our national policy steer for achieving Net Zero in one of our most carbon intensive sectors. With announcements of Hydrogen Transport Hubs, greener buses and micromobility trials in the North, we will also reflect on what else we need to do in the years ahead to ensure we are meeting our targets. We also consider the importance of decarbonising public transport in the North in a way that works for people, and delivers the full benefits of improved health and high-value job opportunities for the 16 million people living in the region.  TfN’s Statutory Strategic Transport Plan set out the interventions required to achieve the economic potential contained in the Northern Independent Economic Review. This included the potential for almost £100Bn added GVA above business as usual by 2050, combined with 850,000 new jobs. These vital documents are now in the process of being refreshed, so it is a timely opportunity to reflect on our priorities.
Mar 18, 2022
Business Matters: Craig Whittaker MP, Calder Valley | Episode 52
00:37:18
Welcome to another episode of the Transport for the North Podcast! Join our new Business Matters series, which looks at transport investment as an enabling force to encourage job creation, economic growth and increased access to opportunity for the 16 million people living here. This time we speak with Craig Whittaker MP, who tells us about his role as the Member of Parliament for the Calder Valley. He says the area has an incredibly diverse range of industries, from advanced vehicle manufacturing to TV filming, as towns in his constituency play host to Sally Wainwright's Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax! Rooted in a history of textile manufacturing, the area is now a popular place to live as a commuter location but also functions as a cultural hub for local people, with towns such as Hebden Bridge being home to a variety of successful arts venues, with historical links to poets such as Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Craig provides his views on levelling up, with a special recognition for the new Northern Class 195 rolling stock that has been introduced to the Calder Valley Line in recent years to replace the old pacer trains, and expresses his wishes for the line to be electrified. However, he also speaks about the important role that healthcare services and flood resilience can play with providing a better quality of life for his constituents, whilst informing us about upcoming plans. You can share your thoughts on our podcasts by Tweeting and tagging us with @Transport4North! Please note that this podcast episode was recorded in February 2022.
Mar 10, 2022
Business Matters: Councillor Keith Little and Dr Steve Curl, Cumbria | Episode 51
00:48:02
Welcome to another episode of the Transport for the North Podcast! Join our new Business Matters series, which looks at transport investment as an enabling force to encourage job creation, economic growth and increased access to opportunity for the 16 million people living here. This time we speak with Councillor Keith Little and Dr Steve Curl, who are the TfN Member Board Members for Cumbria. They represent County Council and The Local Enterprise Partnership, telling us how improved public transport in Cumbria could strengthen the visitor economy and end transport related social exclusion in more rural areas. We evaluate the diverse range of industries situated in Cumbria, including large industrial clusters along the coastline in towns such as Barrow-In-Furness. We also consider how tourism and agriculture provide plenty of opportunities, alongside the growing number of people who choose to work remotely from home in this beautiful part of the North. Finally, we hear about Cumbria’s new Transport Infrastructure Plan and the potential it can unlock alongside plans drawn up by TfN. Listen now to find out why Cumbria is a great place to do business and what the future holds for the local economy!
Mar 04, 2022
Business Matters: Mayor Tracy Brabin, West Yorkshire Combined Authority | Episode 50
00:41:47
Welcome to another episode of the Transport for the North Podcast! Join our new Business Matters series, which looks at transport investment as an enabling force to encourage job creation, economic growth and increased access to opportunity for the 16 million people living here. This time Gemma speaks to Mayor Tracy Brabin. As England's first female Metro Mayor and as the leader of West Yorkshire Combined Authority, she tells us about the wide-ranging benefits of setting up a business in West Yorkshire, highlighting the great mix of urban and rural living, with the potential to have a brilliant quality of life when living and working in the region. She also reviews some of the positive change that the region has seen, such as the move of Channel 4, the initiation of the National Infrastructure Bank and the Northern Department for Transport Office in Leeds. Mayor Brabin says it is crucial that we recognise the importance of seeing drastically improved connectivity to cities such as Bradford, which she says needs a new city centre through station on a new railway line between Manchester and Leeds. Bradford is the UK's youngest city, with 25% of the population under the age of 18, demonstrating the urgent need to provide better opportunities through vastly improved connectivity for communities in this area of West Yorkshire. She also calls for the HS2 Eastern Leg to be delivered to Leeds, to increase capacity on the North's network, opening up opportunities for greener freight transport and faster services. Finally, Tracy encourages listeners to get involved with her #TellTracy campaign, encouraging Northerners to share their experience on the North's rail network; you can get involved here: https://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/a-mayoral-combined-authority/telltracy-about-your-rail-experiences/
Feb 21, 2022
Business Matters: Councillor Craig Browne, Cheshire East Council | Episode 49
00:24:41
Welcome to another episode of the Transport for the North Podcast! Join our new Business Matters series, which looks at transport investment as an enabling force to encourage job creation, economic growth and increased access to opportunity for the 16 million people living here. This time Gemma speaks to Councillor Craig Browne, who is Deputy Leader of Cheshire East Council, Leader of the Independent Group and represents the Alderley Edge ward. His past career has spanned across Local Government experience, as well as charity development. He tells us about Cheshire East's contrasting business environment, with a range of manufacturing and science industries and promising future transport connectivity with the arrival of HS2 in Crewe. He also talks about divides in opportunity across the local authority, and the importance of improving East - West connectivity across Cheshire East, as well as the wider North. Green transport is also on the agenda, with plans to deliver more electric vehicle charging stations and plans to deliver improved bus networks with the right investment. We also hear about the Crewe Hub Area Action Plan and hopes for a Crewe Hub Station, hearing about the benefits that could be delivered for businesses and residents.
Feb 11, 2022
Business Matters: Councillor Don Mackenzie, North Yorkshire County Council | Episode 48
00:19:27
Welcome to another episode of the Transport for the North Podcast! Join our new Business Matters series, which looks at transport investment as an enabling force to encourage job creation, economic growth and increased access to opportunity for the 16 million people living here. In this episode, Gemma speaks to County Councillor Don Mackenzie, who is TfN Board Member for North Yorkshire and is Executive Member for access, including highways, passenger transport, countryside access, broadband and mobile telephony at Yorkshire County Council. Councillor Mackenzie tells us about the huge opportunities on offer in beautiful North Yorkshire. We discuss transport resilience, access to rural communities through improving rail and bus services, and how we could improve East - West links across the county, which is the largest non-metropolitan county in England. Councillor Mackenzie also speaks about the importance of improving digital connectivity, with more rural populations relying heavily on good internet and mobile phone connections to run their businesses and live their lives. He said that TfN helps the county make the case for more investment and talks about how leaders across the North are working together to improve transport connections as a means to boost business and quality of life in the region.
Feb 04, 2022
#TfNTalks: A Freight and Logistics Strategy for the North | Episode 47
01:03:06
Join us as we bring you insight into Transport for the North's work on the region's first multimodal Freight and Logistics Strategy, which will go on to inform our refreshed Strategic Transport Plan. Following the tough restrictions and economic challenges brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic, it is more important than ever for us to focus on the future potential of the region and deliver new opportunities for people in the North. Freight and Logistics is an integral part of our work. Traditionally seen as a purely private sector entity, we’ve identified the industry as a key sector for enabling economic growth for the North of England. The Enhanced Freight and Logistics Analysis shows a 33% increase in tonnes lifted within the North by 2050 which will play a significant role in providing goods and materials to achieve growth in GVA. Our Principal Freight & Logistics Officer Lucy Hudson talks us through how you can have your say on TfN's Freight and Logistics Strategy before the 31st January 2022, and speaks on our #TfNTalks panel which featured Sir Peter Hendy (Chair, Network Rail), Peter Kennan (South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority LEP) and Maggie Simpson OBE (Director General, Rail Freight Group). We hope that you find the discussion interesting, and you can respond to the strategy here: https://transportforthenorth.com/freight-logistics/
Jan 29, 2022
Business Matters: County Councillor Charlie Edwards, Lancashire County Council | Episode 46
00:36:37
Welcome to another episode of the Transport for the North Podcast! Join our new Business Matters series, which looks at transport investment as an enabling force to encourage job creation, economic growth and increased access to opportunity for the 16 million people living here. In this episode, Gemma speaks to County Councillor Charlie Edwards, who is also one of the Vice-Chairs of the Transport for the North Board. He speaks to us about his experience of doing business in Morecambe, and the benefits of setting up shop in the wider county, showcasing the immense opportunities on offer in Lancashire. He also tells us about some of the new developments proposed for Lancashire, including a new rail station at Cottam Parkway, with infrastructure such as the Preston Western Distributer and East-West Link Road already underway. Finally, we hear more about Councillor Edwards' role on the Transport for the North Board, why he values the technical work done by TfN, and his experience of working with other TfN Board Members in a pan-regional One North approach.
Jan 21, 2022
Business Matters: Peter Kennan, South Yorkshire LEP | Episode 45
00:48:43
Welcome to another episode of the Transport for the North Podcast! Join our new Business Matters series, which looks at transport investment as an enabling force to encourage job creation, economic growth and increased access to opportunity for the 16 million people living here. The first episode features an interview with Peter Kennan, TfN Board Member for South Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Private Sector Co-Chair of the Transport & Environment Board at South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority. He highlights the key assets of South Yorkshire and the North of England in attracting businesses to set up shop or expand their operations, noting the impressive talent pool that organisations can tap into, and the attraction of lower cost of living, better quality of life, and strong sense of community for the people who live and work here. The episode also covers Peter’s thoughts on the national policies that will support economic growth in the region, offers his insight on the opportunities for doing business differently through the Covid-19 pandemic, and talks about the role of TfN in bringing the region together to speak with one voice. Speaking to the podcast, Peter said: “Transport is a true facilitator of growth and productivity, and it’s so important that we continue to invest in it for our people and businesses,” “In our Strategic Economic Plan for a fairer, greener South Yorkshire we want to unlock the potential of people, business and places and grow our economy. To make the most of the opportunities ahead of us we need a world-class transport network across all modes.” We also talk about Transport for the North's pan-regional Strategic Transport Plan, which identified the opportunity to create 850,000 new jobs and almost £100Bn added GVA with the right transformational investment. To listen to all previous episodes and see future episodes of the podcast, visit www.transportforthenorth.com/news/podcast/
Jan 13, 2022
Looking back and driving ahead: Our year in review and what's next for the North | Episode 44
00:29:37
Join us as we look back at Transport for the North's year and what lies ahead for the region in terms of transport planning. We also hear a festive message from our Chief Executive Martin Tugwell, who faces up to the current challenges and opportunities of transport in the North. The year of 2021 has brought many obstacles for the North with the enduring pandemic. But passengers returned to our public transport networks quicker than many other parts of the country, highlighting the importance of continued investment and focus for improving journeys in the medium to longer-term, not least through Northern Powerhouse Rail and the Integrated Rail Plan. We also discuss our various strategies, including our recently published Decarbonisation Strategy and Major Roads Report, as well as our upcoming Freight and Logistics Strategy which will launch for consultation in January. We hope you take interest in our summary of the year and we wish you a happy and safe festive break, wherever you are celebrating!
Dec 21, 2021
A New North: Delivering change through the Northern Transport Charter | Episode 43
00:30:53
Join us for another episode as we discuss the potential of Transport for the North's Northern Transport Charter to deliver a New North at the Labour North West Regional Conference in Blackpool, with panel members talking about how the region is working together to achieve change. We also discuss the recent publication of the Integrated Rail Plan, the Government's document which sets out how Northern Powerhouse Rail will be integrated with HS2. We also hear how the Devolution White Paper is a huge opportunity to give more say to local areas about how funding is spent on transport and other public services. On the panel was Councillor Louise Gittins (Interim TfN Chair and Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council), Councillor Lynn Williams (Leader of Blackpool Council and TfN Board Member) and Marcus Johns (Research Fellow at IPPR North). We hope that you can join us and please note that you can read more about the initial work on our Northern Transport Charter here: https://transportforthenorth.com/our-north/northern-transport-charter/
Dec 02, 2021
A decision for the North's future: What we need from Northern Powerhouse Rail | Episode 42
00:05:11
Join Gemma for a flash briefing on why we need continued commitment to the Northern Powerhouse Rail Network in the Integrated Rail Plan. Interim Strategy & Programmes Director Tim Foster gives us a quick run through of the huge benefits that a firm commitment to delivering the network would bring. These include new jobs, progress towards decarbonisation and uplifts in access to opportunity for people across the whole region. The network has been developed and agreed by all 20 local transport authorities across the North, along with business leaders across the region. The Integrated Rail Plan will set out how the Government will deliver Northern Powerhouse Rail alongside HS2. You can find out more about the programme here: https://transportforthenorth.com/northern-powerhouse-rail/
Nov 17, 2021
#TfN21 Annual Conference Special: Funding the transport projects we need | Episode 41
00:34:07
Join us for this breakout session where County Councillor Charlie Edwards (Transport for the North Vice-Chair, Lancashire County Council), Emma Antrobus (Institution of Civil Engineers), Sir Roger Marsh OBE (NP11), Iain Craven (TfN) and Laura Collins (Yorkshire Evening Post) discuss how we can fund the transport projects that the North needs to level up. We analyse how we can close regional divides through political and financial devolution, and hear how Transport for the North is providing expert support on building stronger business cases for infrastructure projects across the region. Finally, we hear about the wider benefits of transport investment in the North and the benefit of longer-term funding settlements, to ensure that industry can plan ahead and our local authorities can reduce the resources required for funding competitions. You can read more about Transport for the North’s Northern Transport Charter here, which explains how we will deliver on our Strategic Transport Plan to create a New North: https://transportforthenorth.com/our-north/northern-transport-charter/ The episode was recorded on 20 September 2021.
Nov 14, 2021
#TfN21 Annual Conference Special: How can transport make the North more inclusive? | Episode 40
00:58:14
Join Mayor Andy Burnham (Greater Manchester Combined Authority), Martin Tugwell (Transport for the North), Dr Gemma Tetlow (Institute for Government), Dr Arianna Giovannini (De Montfort University) and Rob Parsons (The Northern Agenda) as they discuss how transport can help make the North more inclusive. Find out why cheaper and more inclusive transport is key for levelling up the North and ending social exclusion, with panelists discussing the relatively high price and low levels of accessibility of transport networks in the North. They also discuss the potential of major programmes such as Northern Powerhouse Rail, which can deliver new opportunities for everyone across the region through more reliable and efficient connectivity. Transport for the North has set out its aspirations to continue to work alongside Government to make the North more inclusive and sustainable; you can read our Northern Transport Charter here: https://transportforthenorth.com/our-north/northern-transport-charter/ You can find out more about our ongoing transport-related social exclusion research here: https://transportforthenorth.com/press-release/new-northern-research-project-set-to-tackle-link-between-transport-and-social-exclusion/ This episode of the Transport for the North Podcast was recorded on 20 September 2021.
Oct 30, 2021
#TfN21 Annual Conference Special: High Speed North and high-speed recovery | Episode 39
00:56:54
Join us for our #TfN21 Transport for the North Annual Conference 2021 session on how a High Speed North can drive a high-speed recovery from the pandemic. Listen now to find out about how the delivery of the full Northern Powerhouse Rail and HS2 networks, alongside the ongoing TransPennine Route Upgrade, can deliver optimum results for levelling up the North. Northern Powerhouse Rail Director Tim Wood tells us about the work that Transport for the North and its members have done, in partnership with Government, to plan the transformational network and achieve a favourable benefit-cost outcome. We also hear about the fantastic benefits of freeing up capacity on the North's networks for more commuter services and freight transport, helping the region to decarbonise its transport systems and prepare for a return to rail. We hear more on the upcoming publication of the Integrated Rail Plan, which will set out how Northern Powerhouse Rail will be effectively integrated with HS2; you can find out more about the plan here: https://transportforthenorth.com/integrated-rail-plan/ Joining the panel were Tim Wood (TfN's Northern Powerhouse Rail Director), Mayor Tracy Brabin (West Yorkshire Combined Authority), Lorna Pimlott (HS2) and Maggie Simpson OBE (Rail Freight Group). The session was chaired by North of England Editor Helen Pidd (The Guardian). You can also watch back all our conference sessions in full here: https://transportforthenorth.com/annual-conference/
Oct 16, 2021
#TfN21 Annual Conference Special: Working together across the North | Episode 38
00:31:48
Join us as we speak to TfN Members Councillor Daren Hale (Hull City Council) and Councillor Don Mackenzie (North Yorkshire County Council) in a special live recording of the Transport for the North Podcast at the #TfN21 Annual Conference event in Leeds. They speak about the importance of Transport for the North, working together and consider the vital programmes that will level up the region. We hear about how transport can deliver new opportunities for green energy hubs and rural communities across the North. Ahead of the publication of the Integrated Rail Plan, our members also discuss the value of collaborative working on programmes such as Northern Powerhouse Rail, which has been designed to closely link in with wider transport investment, which is included in our comprehensive Strategic Transport Plan. We also touch on how improved transport can help remedy social exclusion and create new business opportunities; in Hull only 45% of residents have access to a car, demonstrating how public transport and active travel investment is vital for levelling up our Northern communities. The Northern Transport Charter, backed by our members, will play a crucial role in enabling Northern Leaders and Government to deliver our transformational infrastructure through a devolved Northern funding settlement. You can read more about the plans here: https://transportforthenorth.com/our-north/northern-transport-charter/ You can watch back all our #TfN21 Transport for the North Annual Conference 2021 content here: https://transportforthenorth.com/annual-conference/
Oct 12, 2021
Northern Economics and Policy Review: Labour market recovery and the visitor economy | Episode 37
00:21:58
Make sure you join our Economics and Analysis Officer Thomas Newton, who joins Gemma to review recent ONS statistics and what they mean for the North's economy, as we recover from the effects of the pandemic. Did you know that tourism contributes £21bn to the North's economy every year? Senior Evidence and Analysis Officer Emma Orsolic gives us an interesting overview of our recent visitor economy research, which was conducted with Atkins and Leisure Consultancy Ltd. She highlights the huge contribution of tourism to our region, outlining how improved public transport could further boost this vital sector in the future. Find out more about the work here: https://transportforthenorth.com/press-release/heading-north-for-summer-report-reveals-21bn-annual-visitor-spend-across-the-region/
Oct 03, 2021
Chief Executive Martin Tugwell: Leading strategic transport planning in the North | Episode 36
00:44:51
Join us as we speak to our New Chief Executive Martin Tugwell, as he looks back on his first month in the role and reviews the exciting future of Transport for the North and Sub-National Transport Bodies, considering the wealth of technical modelling, economic analysis and award-winning transport planning capabilities that they bring to the table. He gives us an insight into how we can encourage a return to public transport and the benefits of partnership working with our members across the North to unlock the region's economic potential through our transformational programmes, such as Northern Powerhouse Rail. He also champions the value of bringing everyone together as one voice to communicate the region's priorities, whether that be through the TfN Board, the Rail North Committee or other collaborative work with our member authorities and partners. We also discuss our Northern Transport Charter, which will guide the organisation's role over the coming years, enabling us to help deliver the North's vision through a Northern Infrastructure Pipeline, working in partnership with Government. We also give you a sneak preview into our sold out Transport for the North 2021 Annual Conference. If you want to register to watch online, just visit our conference page: https://transportforthenorth.com/annual-conference/ Don't forget to follow the podcast to keep up to date with the latest news!
Sep 08, 2021
Northern Powerhouse Rail and the transformational benefits it will bring to the North | Episode 35
00:20:53
Join NPR Director Tim Wood as he gives us an update on how high speed rail development in the North is progressing, including updates on the Integrated Rail Plan which will set out how a transformational High Speed North will be delivered. Northern Powerhouse Rail is a new rail network for the North of England aimed at increasing the rail capacity for the 21st century. Featuring new and significantly upgraded railway lines, it will be the region’s single biggest transport investment since the Industrial Revolution. It will improve journey times and boost the number of trains per hour, allowing the northern economy to operate on a better level. It will transform rail services making it easier to move between the region’s towns and cities. It is much more than an infrastructure project – it has the potential to be a social and economic catalyst for the region and the people and businesses of the North. It is an investment in infrastructure that will deliver benefits to the economy, quality of life, education and the environment. Find out more about the programme here: https://transportforthenorth.com/northern-powerhouse-rail/
Aug 18, 2021
Acting Chair Councillor Louise Gittins: Building back greener, fairer and stronger | Episode 34
00:28:55
Join Acting Chair Councillor Louise Gittins, who gives us an insight into her new role as Acting Chair of Transport for the North, bringing together Northern Leaders, alongside partners, to deliver vastly improved transport in the North. Councillor Gittins is also the Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council and gives us an insight into her area of the North, including its unique role in connecting England and Wales. We also touch on how, with the right investment, we could unlock a multitude of new, exciting opportunities for people in the region. She also tells us about TfN's upcoming work and implementing the Northern Transport Charter, which sets out the ambition for the future role of Transport for the North. The Charter was adopted by our Board in September 2020 and sets out a roadmap toward further, long-term devolution around four areas: Putting passengers at the heart of the railways in the North, leading Northern strategic scheme planning and delivery, managing a long-term Northern funding settlement and championing an inclusive and sustainable North. You can find out more about the plans here: https://transportforthenorth.com/our-north/northern-transport-charter/ You can find out more about Cheshire West and Chester here: https://transportforthenorth.com/our-north/local-authorities/cheshire-west-chester/
Aug 05, 2021
#TfNTalks: Our Decarbonisation Strategy - A greener future for the North | Episode 33
00:59:25
Join us to learn more about transport decarbonisation in the North from our latest #TfNTalks panel! Our panel discusses Transport for the North's approach to decarbonisation and some of the ways that different sectors can work towards the challenge. Our Decarbonisation Strategy, now launched for consultation, is the first time a regional document of this type has been produced, bringing together the region’s leaders to speak with one voice on the actions needed to tackle climate change. It is the culmination of efforts from TfN and our partners across the North to create the tools, capability and evidence that will help shape our pathway to near zero emissions by 2045. Our speakers included Peter Cole (Principal Environmental and Sustainability Officer), Cllr Daren Hale (Leader, Hull City Council and TfN Board Member), Piers Forster (Professor of Physical Climate Change , University of Leeds), Dr Marilyn Comrie OBE (Director, The Blair Project, and Member of the Greater Manchester LEP) and event chair Shelina Begum (Business Editor, The Business Desk). Learn more about the work here and have your say on the Decarbonisation Strategy: https://transportforthenorth.com/decarbonisation/
Jul 13, 2021
5 ways to level up the North with Councillor Lynn Williams, Blackpool | Episode 32
00:21:43
Join Gemma and TfN member Councillor Lynn Williams, as she highlights Blackpool's strengths as a digitally connected tourist resort with its very own coastal tram network. She also tells us how she would like to level up the North, citing important regional investment in Northern Powerhouse Rail, but also local improvements in the South Fylde Loop. She speaks about the benefits of local decision-making and how this can have a positive impact on regional strategic planning. Finally, she talks about Blackpool's great community spirit and how the town has had the biggest increase in footfall following the COVID-19 lockdowns. Listen now to hear how transport investment can support an economic recovery in this popular seaside destination! Please note that this episode was recorded in May 2021. You can find out more about planned investment in and around Blackpool here: https://transportforthenorth.com/our-north/local-authorities/blackpool/ Thank you for listening and make sure you click 'follow' to stay up to date with our latest episodes!
Jun 28, 2021
Future Travel Scenarios in the North | Episode 31
00:34:44
Listen now to hear Simon McGlone (Senior Major Roads Planning and Strategy Officer) give us a fascinating overview of TfN's Future Travel Scenarios work! This looks at uncertainties around the way we'll want to live, travel, work and play, and what that means for our transport networks. Simon tells us how our Future Travel Scenarios approach picks up from the TfN Strategic Transport Plan publication and targets drivers of change typically outside of transport, including economic, social and environmental interdependences. The work also explores how they may change, and what that change might mean for how people, businesses and goods interact with the transport system, and therefore the demands on the travel network. The publication is nominated for a CIHT Award 2021 in the Transport Planning category: https://www.ciht.org.uk/events-listing/featured-events/ciht-awards/2021-shortlist/ciht-transport-planning-award-2021-shortlist/ You can view all the reports and find out more about the work here: https://transportforthenorth.com/future-travel-scenarios/ Thank you for listening and make sure you click 'follow' to stay up to date with our latest episodes!
Jun 16, 2021
Launching our Decarbonisation Strategy consultation | Episode 30
00:24:09
Transport for the North's Decarbonisation Strategy has just been launched for consultation! Listen to our latest interview with Peter Cole (Principal Environmental and Sustainability Officer), who tells us about how this important strategy will help the North decarbonise our surface transport by 2045. Learn how we're working with partners across our region to agree a trajectory for reaching this ambitious target, delivering greener transport and cleaner air here in the North. We want to hear your feedback on the document, and would welcome your response to the consultation by 12pm on 31 August 2021! You can read the full strategy for consultation and have your say here: https://transportforthenorth.com/decarbonisation/ Thank you for listening and make sure you click 'follow' to stay up to date with our latest episodes!
Jun 07, 2021
5 ways to level up the North: APPG for 'Left Behind' Neighbourhoods | Episode 29
00:46:53
Join Dame Diana Johnson MP (Kingston Upon Hull North) and Paul Howell MP (Sedgefield) as they discuss how they would level up the North! The All-Party Parliamentary Group for 'Left Behind' Neighbourhoods Co-Chairs also discuss their most recent report entitled, 'Connecting communities: improving transport to get ‘left behind’ neighbourhoods back on track'. We hear about the main findings of the report and the wider work of the APPG, which collaborates with a wide range of organisations, including the Local Trust. Our guests also dive into the key issues they face as Northern MPs and the bright future that better transport connections can offer for the region, through major programmes such as Northern Powerhouse Rail and HS2. You can find out more about the APPG here: https://www.appg-leftbehindneighbourhoods.org.uk/who-we-are/ You can read the APPG's latest reports here: https://www.appg-leftbehindneighbourhoods.org.uk/publications/ Thank you for listening and make sure you click 'follow' to stay up to date with our latest episodes!
Jun 04, 2021
Transport Across the North All-Party Parliamentary Group | Episode 28
00:44:02
Join the Co-Chairs of the Transport Across the North APPG as they review some of the interesting work of the All-Party Parliamentary Group so far and put forward their vision for how the North can be levelled up. The cross-party group of Parliamentarians, chaired by Andrew Jones MP and Grahame Morris MP, meets regularly and looks closely at what the North needs from its transport networks in order to improve quality of life and the economic productivity of the region. Recent meetings have included discussions around TfN's plans for improved rail connectivity, improving the region's freight networks and more! You can read more about the group's work here: https://transportforthenorth.com/blogs/a-vision-for-the-future-transport-across-the-north-all-party-parliamentary-group-appg/ Make sure you click 'follow' to stay up to date with future episodes!
May 28, 2021
5 ways to level up the North with Cllr Craig Browne, Cheshire East | Episode 27
00:28:36
Councillor Craig Browne, Transport for the North Board Member and Deputy Leader of Cheshire East Council, kicks off our next episode of our 5 Ways to Level up the North series in in an interesting discussion about the potential of transport investment in his area. With historic links to the industrial revolution, the Cheshire East council brings together Macclesfield, Congleton and Crewe and Nantwich. The region is set to benefit from exciting big infrastructure spending, including the High Speed 2 Crewe Hub, which will deliver new opportunities for residents and visitors to travel across the North, Midlands and beyond. Listen now to find out what's in store for Cheshire East and read more about the area here: https://transportforthenorth.com/our-north/local-authorities/cheshire-east/ Also, make sure you click 'follow' to catch all of our future episodes that we will be bringing you over the coming weeks!
May 20, 2021
Getting Moving Again! | Episode 26
00:19:59
Join Gemma and Stephen as they discuss the easing of the pandemic lockdown and how it will impact our transport systems across the North. We also review our recent podcast series on the levelling up agenda and bring you news on the new TfN Chief Executive appointment! We will be bringing you more TfN Member interviews, discussions with our Northern Members of Parliament and more following the pre-election period, so stay tuned! Don't forget, you can find out more about our Transport for the North Podcast here: https://transportforthenorth.com/news/podcast/
Apr 22, 2021
TfNTalks: Delivering an accessible transport system for the North | Episode 25
00:55:40
Join this important TfNTalks panel session on delivering an accessible transport system for the North! Equality of opportunity is at the heart of Transport for the North's approach - opening up access to jobs and leisure across the region - but it's important that alongside the investment we are calling for, the system is as accessible as possible. Our panel included Stephen Brookes MBE (Rail Sector Champion and Panel Chair), Michael Paul (Head of Advice & Information, Disability Rights UK), Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson (Former Paralympian and Crossbench Peer), Caroline Young (Senior Project Manager, Transport for the North) and Catherine Folca (Stakeholder Manager, Transport Focus). We hope you enjoy this latest discussion and make sure you follow the podcast to make sure you never miss an episode! To view all of our TfNTalks, please visit: https://transportforthenorth.com/tfntalks/
Apr 08, 2021
Northern Evidence Academic Forum | Episode 24
00:26:30
Join Gemma as she catches up with Thomas Newton (Economics and Analysis Officer) and Tom Jarvis (Senior Evidence & Analysis Officer) from TfN's strategy team. They discuss the recent launch of the innovative Northern Evidence Academic Forum, which was founded to connect the region’s policy and decision-makers with the academics who are undertaking the cutting-edge research, helping to positively inform transport investment decisions. Listen now to find out more and don't forget to follow the podcast to make sure you never miss an episode! You can read more about our Northern Evidence Hub and the Northern Evidence Academic Forum here: https://transportforthenorth.com/northern-evidence-hub/
Mar 31, 2021
TfNTalks: Northern Freight and Logistics - Decarbonisation and Innovation | Episode 23
00:47:02
Join us for our TfN Talks discussion about freight decarbonisation and innovation in the North! We were joined by Nicholas Hellen (Transport Editor, The Sunday Times), Councillor Stewart Swinburn (North East Lincolnshire Council), Maggie Simpson (Rail Freight Group), Elizabeth de Jong (Logistics UK) and Lucy Hudson (Transport for the North). Listen now to find out more about TfN's upcoming freight strategy and how we can decarbonise our freight network through major investment and new technology, which could help level up our region. Listen now to find out more and make sure you tweet your thoughts using #TfNPod. Don't forget to follow the podcast to make sure you never miss an episode! To view all of our TfNTalks, please visit: https://transportforthenorth.com/tfntalks/
Mar 24, 2021
5 ways to level up the North with Cllr Hans Mundry, Warrington | Episode 22
00:26:40
Join us for an interesting discussion with Councillor Hans Mundry, Executive Member for Transport and TfN Board Member for Warrington Borough Council, a unitary local authority situated on the banks of the River Mersey. Councillor Mundry tells us about the potential for Warrington to decarbonise through greener bus networks, increased use of waterways for transporting goods and the ongoing drive to get more freight onto our railways. We'll also hear how Northern Powerhouse Rail and HS2 will transform the town through faster, more frequent journeys to other cities, such as Manchester and Liverpool. Listen now to find out more and make sure you tweet your thoughts using #TfNPod. Don't forget to follow the podcast to make sure you never miss an episode! https://transportforthenorth.com/our-north/local-authorities/warrington/
Mar 18, 2021
The Integrated Rail Plan | Episode 21
00:37:19
Join us as we explore what could be included in the Government's upcoming Integrated Rail Plan, which will set out how HS2 can be integrated with our Northern Powerhouse Rail programme. Interim Strategy and Programme Director Tim Foster gives us an update on the work to date, and tells us about the investment we need to see for the optimal transformational network, following the statutory advice recently put forward by Northern Leaders. Listen now to find out more and make sure you tweet your thoughts using #TfNPod. Don't forget to follow the podcast to make sure you never miss an episode!
Mar 15, 2021
5 ways to level up the North with Cllr Phil Riley, Blackburn with Darwen | Episode 20
00:28:50
Councillor Phil Riley is Executive Member for Growth and Development at Blackburn with Darwen Council, and is the TfN Board Member for the area. Blackburn with Darwen is a fantastic Northern location with miles of beautiful countryside on the doorstep. The area is diverse, with a thriving cultural scene and is known for its textile manufacturing, art and heritage. Councillor Riley gives us the latest news from this unitary authority, covering rail services, electrification and vital road networks. He calls for consistent investment in the North, expressing his wish for Northern leaders to have their say over where vital funds are spent to unlock new opportunities for people across the region. Listen now to find out more and make sure you tweet your thoughts using #TfNPod. Don't forget to follow the podcast to make sure you never miss an episode! https://transportforthenorth.com/our-north/local-authorities/blackburn-with-darwen/
Mar 12, 2021
5 ways to level up the North with Mayor Andy Burnham, Greater Manchester | Episode 19
00:25:26
Join us as we catch up with Transport for the North board member Mayor Andy Burnham, who is the Mayor of Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Greater Manchester is renowned for its industrial heritage, vibrant music scene, successful sports clubs and much more! In this episode, the Mayor speaks to us about the successes of Metrolink in Manchester and the potential for expanding the popular city tram network. The Mayor also tells us that transport is at the heart of the levelling up agenda, in addition to considering the wider infrastructure and social issues that need to be addressed in the North, which includes providing new homes and opportunities for people. Listen now to find out more and make sure you tweet your thoughts using #TfNPod. Don't forget to follow the podcast to make sure you never miss an episode! This conversation took place on 22nd February 2021, before the UK Budget was set out on 3rd March 2021. https://transportforthenorth.com/our-north/local-authorities/greater-manchester/
Mar 05, 2021
5 ways to level up the North with Cllr Carl Marshall, North East Combined Authority | Episode 18
00:27:54
Join us for the next episode in our series on how we can level up the North! Councillor Carl Marshall is North East Joint Transport Committee Member and Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration at Durham County Council. We talk about how Northern Powerhouse Rail and HS2 could drastically improve journeys to and from the North East with vital upgrades to the East Coast Mainline, and other lines in the region, which will bring exciting new opportunities for people in the North. Looking ahead to the Union Connectivity Review, Councillor Marshall also highlights the opportunities for improving transport links across regional borders and recognises the potential to transfer more freight by rail to help decarbonise the network. Active travel and the bus industry is also on the agenda, and Councillor Marshall reviews his time as a TfN Board Member so far... Listen now to find out more and make sure you tweet your thoughts using #TfNPod. Don't forget to follow the podcast to make sure you never miss an episode! https://transportforthenorth.com/our-north/local-authorities/north-east/
Feb 26, 2021
5 ways to level up the North with Cllr Daren Hale, Hull City Council | Episode 17
00:25:53
Join us for our very first episode of the new series where we chat to Councillor Daren Hale, who represents Hull on the TfN Board! The city famously has a large port on the Humber and was officially named a UK City of Culture in 2017. He talks to us about how Northern Powerhouse Rail can provide faster and greener TransPennine connectivity, and about how active travel has taken off in the city. He also highlights the big potential for businesses to set up shop and the excellent digital connections in the region. Listen now to find out how we can level up the North! Listen now to find out more and make sure you tweet your thoughts using #TfNPod. Don't forget to follow the podcast to make sure you never miss an episode! https://transportforthenorth.com/our-north/local-authorities/hull/
Feb 18, 2021
5 ways to level up the North: Series preview | Episode 16
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The Transport for the North Podcast is back for a brand new series! Join Gemma and Stephen as we kick off 2021 with our '5 Ways to Level Up the North' series preview. We'll be joined by some of our Board Members over the coming weeks to discuss 5 ways in which we can level up our region through transport investment. Our episodes will feature discussions about high speed rail, improving rail reliability, active travel and meeting ambitious decarbonisation targets. Don't forget to subscribe to catch the whole series, wherever you get your podcasts. Also, we'd love to put your questions to our Northern leaders - send them over on Twitter using #TfNPod and tagging our @Transport4North account.
Feb 16, 2021
The Future of Rail: Bringing together community rail groups in the North | Episode 15
00:50:01
Listen to highlights from our recent Community Rail event, where we brought together rail user groups and the rail industry in the North to discuss how we can encourage people back onto our railways. We also catch up with CEO of Passenger, Tom Quay, who gives us an update on how industry is improving the availability of information for safer and easier journeys in the North. Gemma and Stephen also discuss what the recent Spending Review means for the North and we hear a preview ahead of our #TfN20 event, which will feature Government Ministers, Northern Leaders and industry experts!
Dec 10, 2020
Building Back Greener - Decarbonisation in the North | Episode 14
00:44:47
Join Peter Cole, TfN's Principal Environmental and Sustainability Officer, who talks about how the North is collaborating to address the unique challenges and opportunities facing the North in achieving net zero carbon emissions. He also provides some insightful tips on how we can reduce our own carbon emissions to make a collective difference. Our host Gemma is again joined by Stephen to digest the latest decarbonisation report from the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Net Zero!
Nov 16, 2020
Passenger Data Innovation in the North | Episode 13
00:25:09
Join IST Director Jeremy Acklam to hear an update on our Integrated and Smart Travel work. We talk about improving access to data for passengers, which will play a crucial part in safely encouraging passengers back on our transport networks in the North following the pandemic. We also hear about advances in smart and flexible ticketing, which is adapting to suit our changing work patterns.
Nov 06, 2020
Party Conferences 2020 Review: Looking at the North's economic recovery | Episode 12
00:57:33
Join us as we review the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrats party conferences and consider the key themes, which include working towards decarbonisation for a green transport network in the North. We have clips covering all the key information from our at Transport for the North fringe events, featuring Shadow Rail Minister Tan Desi MP, former Rail Minister and Member for Harrogate & Knaresborough Andrew Jones MP as well as TfN Board Members, union representatives and business leaders. We also look at the recent trials of Hydroflex hydrogen trains in the North and the exciting possibilities of Teesside becoming a hydrogen transport hub!
Oct 13, 2020
Energy, tourism, manufacturing and more! | Episode 11
00:59:01
Join us to hear news about our latest board meeting, as we hear more about how the Northern Powerhouse Rail programme is progressing. Stephen also tells us about the brand new West & Wales Forum, which aims to improve strategic ties between the North and Wales to deliver mutual economic growth and improved business opportunities! Finally, did you know that the North is home to the fourth largest aerospace cluster in the world? We speak to TfN Board Member and County Councillor Michael Green from Lancashire County Council. He gives us an insight into some of the North's key strengths including energy, tourism, manufacturing and talks about the impact of COVID-19, and how transport investment can help with economic recovery.
Sep 24, 2020
#TfNTalks Special: Business Priorities for the North of England | Episode 10
00:59:52
Join us for a summary of our #TfNTalks which looked at business priorities for the North of England. Guests include Miranda Barker (Chief Executive, East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce), Peter Kennan (Board Member for Transport, Sheffield City Region LEP), Emma Degg (Chief Executive, North West Business Leadership Team) and Cllr Don MacKenzie (TfN Board Member and Executive Member for Transport, North Yorkshire County Council). We also spoke to Henri Murison (Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership) about the immediate investment priorities for the North, covering foreign investment, education and transport.
Sep 11, 2020
Asking an Expert: An Interview with Richard George | Episode 9
00:53:35
Join us for our full interview with railway expert Richard George, who looks back at his exciting career and considers what is next for railways in the North...
Sep 04, 2020
#TfNTalks Special: Smarter Travel - Keeping passengers safe and on the move! | Episode 8
00:58:48
Want to know more about smart ticketing and open data? Our latest #TfNTalks discussion keeps you updated on the latest on our Integrated & Smart Travel Programme in the North! We also hear Part 2 of our interview with railway expert Richard George, who predicts what the future looks like for rail in the North. Gemma and Stephen also discuss TfN's new Northern Infrastructure Pipeline proposal and the benefits it can bring to the region...
Aug 19, 2020
#TfNTalks Special: Why the North needs Northern Powerhouse Rail | Episode 7
00:58:15
We bring you our latest instalment of #TfNTalks and review why investment in Northern Powerhouse Rail is so important for achieving a transformed North of England. We also hear Part 1 of our interview with railway expert Richard George, who tells us about his exciting career and how transport can be improved in the North. Our latest TfN Board Meeting is also reviewed, with items including TransPennine Route Upgrade and our economic recovery plans...
Aug 10, 2020
#TfNTalks Special: Northern Growth - How can we Build Back Better? | Episode 6
00:22:37
Join Hannah Miller, Political Correspondent at ITV Granada, who hosts a discussion on how the North can Build Back Better following COVID-19. She is joined by Mayor Andy Burnham (Mayor of Greater Manchester), Lord Jim O'Neill (Vice Chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership) and Sarah Longlands (Director, IPPR North). We also discuss the Chancellor's Summer Statement, and what it means for the North...
Jul 10, 2020
#TfNTalks Special: The Future of Roads | Episode 5
00:27:09
Join us to hear about the future of roads in the North! Our Major Roads Director Peter Molyneux is joined by Councillor Keith Little (Cumbria County Council), Paul Booth (Tees Valley LEP), Adam Simmons (Highways England), Emma Antrobus (ICE North West) and Lucy Hudson (Transport for the North). We talk about alternative fuels, the potential for active travel and exciting new vehicle technologies. We also look back on the Prime Minister's "Build, Build, Build!" speech in light of the COVID-19 health situation, and consider what the announcements mean for our region.
Jul 03, 2020
#TfNTalks Special: Strategic Rail - Getting the North back on track | Episode 4
00:46:13
Listen for updates on our strategic rail network in the North, including the latest from our Board meeting and our #TfNTalks discussion hosted by Andy Bounds, Northern Correspondent and Enterprise Editor at the Financial Times! We also catch up with our Strategic Rail team for a digest of the discussion and ask what the future holds for rail in the North...
Jun 19, 2020
Rugby comes to the North | Episode 3
00:39:07
We catch up with Chief Operating Officer of the Rugby League World Cup 2021, Stephen Brown and our very own Barry White.
Jan 27, 2020
Getting active with an Olympian | Episode 2
00:30:47
Find out how Dame Sarah Storey is getting Sheffield active in her role as Active Travel Commissioner. Hear from Strategic Rail Director David Hoggarth on how we’re working to enhance the North’s rail network.
Nov 15, 2019
Roads ahead | Episode 1
00:33:26
Join us to hear how Transport for the North is transforming the economy and quality of life in the North of England. Find out about our £700 million bid to the National Roads Fund, which includes 16 schemes to enhance some of our region’s most economically important roads. Hear from Major Roads Director Peter Molyneux on the importance of our road network. Get the latest on party conference season and our recent events and activities.
Oct 16, 2019