All Northern Powerhouse Rail articles – Page 2

  • A CAF Class 195 diesel multiple-unit for the Northern franchise has been officially unveiled.
    Rail Business UK

    Northern unveils CAF multiple-units to bring a 'step-change in quality'

    2018-10-05T15:03:17Z

    UK: The first CAF Class 195 diesel multiple-unit and Class 331 electric multiple-unit for the Northern franchise were officially unveiled by operator Arriva Rail North’s Managing Director David Brown and Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry at Alstom’s Edge Hill depot in Liverpool on October 4. The 25 two-car and 30 ...

  • Transport for the North is aiming to take ‘a fresh approach to transport’ in northern England now it has been formally launched, CEO Barry White told the All-Party Parliamentary Rail Group.
    Rail Business UK

    A 'fresh approach' to transport in northern England

    2018-05-18T07:00:00Z

    UK: The Transport for the North partnership of 19 local authorities, Network Rail, HS2 Ltd, Highways England and industry leaders is aiming to take ‘a fresh approach to transport’ in northern England now it has been formally launched, CEO Barry White told the All-Party Parliamentary Rail Group on May 15. ...

  • Hitachi EMU for TransPennine Express.
    News

    Strategic Transport Plan for northern England published

    2018-01-16T12:01:00Z

    UK: Transport for the North has published its draft 30-year Strategic Transport Plan for northern England, outlining a 'revolutionary investment programme' running to 2050 which is intended to drive growth and close the economic gap between the north and the rest of England. TfN is overseen by 19 regional transport ...

  • Transport for the North is to become a statutory sub-national transport body with legal powers and duties.
    News

    Transport for the North to become statutory body

    2017-11-16T16:58:10Z

    UK: Legislation to turn the Transport for the North partnership of 19 local authorities, business leaders and 11 local enterprise partnership areas into a statutory sub-national transport body with legal powers and duties was laid in Parliament on November 16. Once approved, TfN would become a statutory body with effect ...

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    News

    Bi-mode trains in prospect as HS2 northern routes confirmed

    2017-07-18T10:35:28Z

    UK: Transport Secretary Chris Grayling issued a Command Paper on July 17 confirming the planned routes for the northern sections of High Speed 2, which would link London and Birmingham with Leeds and Manchester, including connections to the existing East Coast and West Coast main lines. The ‘majority’ of the ...

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    News

    HS2 Ltd proposes South Yorkshire route revision

    2016-07-07T10:58:00Z

    UK: A significant revision of the planned route of the second phase of Britain’s national high speed network is proposed by HS2 Ltd Chairman Sir David Higgins in a report issued on July 7. Reflecting a heated debate among local politicians, business leaders, planners and transport officials, the report has ...

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    News

    Northern and TransPennine Express franchises awarded

    2015-12-09T10:06:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport announced on December 9 that it had selected Arriva Rail North Ltd to operate the next Northern Rail franchise from April 1 2016, and First Trans Pennine Express Ltd to run the TransPennine Express franchise from the same date. Both contracts were to be signed ...