All Transport for the North articles – Page 2

  • TransPennine Express CAF Nova 3
    Rail Business UK

    Northern Powerhouse Rail Infrastructure Delivery Partner contract awarded

    2020-06-22T05:00:00Z

    UK: Atkins has been appointed as Infrastructure Delivery Partner to support engineering development of the Northern Powerhouse Rail programme. Atkins will work alongside Transport for the North, the Department for Transport and delivery partners Network Rail and HS2 Ltd to develop the strategic outline case and ...

  • Transport for the North’s members have called for sustained investment in the region’s rail network and a commitment to ‘quick wins’ as well as high speed links
    Rail Business UK

    Focus on ‘five Cs’ to maximise potential of rail investment, says Transport for the North

    2020-06-03T08:56:00Z

    UK: Transport for the North’s members have called for sustained investment in the region’s rail network and a commitment to ‘quick wins’ as well as high speed links in evidence submitted to the National Infrastructure Commission to support its development of an Integrated Rail Plan. ...

  • Transport for the North has appointed consultancy and construction company Mace to lead the programme support office for the Northern Powerhouse Rail programme.
    Rail Business UK

    Mace awarded Northern Powerhouse Rail programme support contract

    2020-06-01T15:00:00Z

    Source: Tony Miles UK: Transport for the North has appointed consultancy and construction company Mace to lead the programme support office for the Northern Powerhouse Rail programme. An expanded and embedded Mace team will work on NPR over the next 12 months and beyond, with ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Northern enters public ownership with new Managing Director

    2020-03-04T17:41:00Z

    Speaking to Rail Business UK, Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps accepted that whilst some changes would come in immediately, including deep cleaning of all trains and improvements to Sunday timetables, passengers needed to accept that ‘things won’t change overnight’.

  • Northern Class 195 DMUs at Manchester Oxford Road (Photo: Tony MIles)
    Rail Business UK

    Northern franchise termination was the only option, says Transport for the North

    2020-02-25T06:00:00Z

    Industry sources have expressed some unease at the decision to terminate Arriva’s franchise rather than agree to its proposals for stabilisation. But termination was the only available option, Transport for the North Strategic Rail Director David Hoggarth tells Rail Business UK’s Tony Miles.

  • The Northern franchise which is currently held by Arriva will be nationalised on March 1, Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps confirmed  (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    No immediate changes to follow Northern nationalisation

    2020-01-29T15:35:00Z

    UK: The Northern franchise which is currently held by Arriva will be nationalised on March 1, Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps confirmed in a widely-anticipated announcement on January 29. This follows severe performance problems. Last year the Secretary of State requested proposals for the ...

  • The Northern franchise which Arriva has operated since April 2016 faces three specific challenges which have severely impacted on performance.
    Rail Business UK

    Northern rail crisis is a ‘collective system inability’, says Arriva UK Trains MD

    2019-10-30T07:30:00Z

    Arriva UK Trains Managing Director Chris Burchell talks to Rail Business UK about ongoing problems at the Northern franchise, where performance has been hit by the late delivery of new trains, a series of industrial disputes and the inability of the infrastructure to handle the timetable.

  • Station and trains across the North of England to be fitted with defibrilators.
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2019-10-10T05:00:00Z

    The Office of Rail Road is consulting with stakeholders on its draft determination of High Speed 1 access charges. ORR proposes that operators would pay a total of £26m/year, £9m less than HS1 Ltd had requested. The Final Determination for the next five years ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Transport for the North responds to HS2 speculation

    2019-10-07T15:14:00Z

    UK: Rumours that the HS2 programme may be scaled back in the north of England have brought a strong response from Transport for the North. Newspaper reports have suggested that the government-appointed review panel being chaired by former HS2 Chairman Douglas Oakervee will propose the cancellation ...

  • Nine recommendations are set out in a review of the Rail North Partnership between the Department for Transport and Transport for the North which manages the Northern and TransPennine Express passenger franchises.
    Rail Business UK

    Nine recommendations for rail in northern England

    2019-07-31T09:00:00Z

    Nine recommendations are set out in a review of the Rail North Partnership between the Department for Transport and Transport for the North which manages the Northern and TransPennine Express passenger franchises. UK: Nine recommendations are set out in a review of the Rail North Partnership ...

  • An ‘ambitious’ Integrated Rail Plan for the Sheffield City Region has been published.
    Rail Business UK

    Sheffield City Region rail vision launched

    2019-07-24T14:36:31Z

    UK: An ‘ambitious’ Integrated Rail Plan for the Sheffield City Region was launched by Mayor Dan Jarvis on July 18. The plan was produced by the region’s local authorities supported by organisations including Transport for the North. The proposals include a Barnsley Dearne Valley station in Goldthorpe on the ...

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    Metro Report International

    Data tools for the north of England

    2019-05-29T10:04:06Z

    UK: Transport for the North has awarded two contracts for data tools as part of its Integrated and Smart Travel programme, the regional transport co-ordinating body announced on May 23. Trapeze Group UK is to develop an Open Data Hub that would allow local authorities and transport operators to ...

  • The UK government has been strongly criticised over recent years for a perceived lack of investment in the rail network in northern England, where key hubs including Leeds and Manchester Piccadilly are largely saturated.
    Rail Business UK

    Rail at heart of £70bn northern England investment plan

    2019-01-31T11:26:03Z

    UK: A transport investment programme worth up to £70bn over the next three decades was unveiled by Transport for the North on January 31. Rail spending features prominently in the multi-modal plan, which is intended to support the creation of around 850 000 jobs and deliver economic benefits worth ...

  • 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 ...