Transport for the North unveils £70bn travel master plan

Written by Ellie

Transport for the North (TfN) has proposed a Strategic Transport Plan (STP) to transform roads, rail, sea and air connections for the North, with the aim of driving long term economic growth. TfN’s vision is for a thriving North of England where modern transport connections drive economic growth and support an excellent quality of life.

The objectives of the STP are:

  • Increase efficiency, reliability and resilience in the transport system
  • Transform economic performance
  • Improve access to opportunities across the North
  • Promote and support the built and natural environments

Key programmes to achieve TfN’s vision include:

  • Northern Powerhouse Rail: to link the North’s six main cities and Manchester Airport, as well as other significant economic centres
  • Major Road Network: evaluating how best to strengthen the roads across the North that are vital for economic growth
  • Integrated and Smart Travel: bringing a new era of simple and seamless public transport journey across the North

TfN is seeking your views on the draft STP for the North and is carrying out a public consultation between now and 17 April 2018, including a series of drop in sessions across the North. To find out more and to submit your feedback, please visit the Transport for the North website.

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Posted on 24th July 2018

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