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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