An update on the work Transport for the North and the Department for Transport are doing to develop the northern transport strategy.
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This report provides an update on the work Transport for the North (TfN) and the Department for Transport (DfT) are doing to develop the northern transport strategy. It:
- summarises initial findings of Network Rail’s feasibility work on the Northern Powerhouse rail network, linking Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle, Hull and Manchester Airport
- summarises initial findings of the Trans-Pennine tunnel interim report, setting out the case for a link between Manchester and Sheffield
- provides updates and plans across all the workstreams for freight and logistics, strategic local and international connectivity
- sets out what TfN and DfT will produce by the Budget 2016, including:
- an implementation plan for £150 million investment in smart and integrated travel
- priorities for the development of road and rail across the north to create the Northern Powerhouse