About Transport for the North
Transport for the North (TfN) is empowered by a pan-Northern Partnership Board representing civic and business leaders from all 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships across the North, working with Highways England, Network Rail, HS2 Ltd. and the Department for Transport. Together, with the support of the business, industry, and academic communities, we are tasked with setting out the requirements of the transport network through a Strategic
TfN has a clear vision of a thriving North of England where modern transport connections drive economic growth and support an excellent quality of life.
Since our inception in late 2015, we have evolved from being an embryonic partnership into a substantial organisation with a clear ambitious vision. Our team has grown to over 120 employees and we are building strong working relationships with our partners, including Network Rail and Highways England.
Significant progress has been made in developing the case for strategic transport investment across the North of England in order to deliver a step change in connectivity. The Northern Powerhouse Independent Economic Review, published in June 2016, underpins our ambition to bridge the economic divide and deliver transformational growth across the North.
We speak to Government as one, unified voice for the North. At the heart of this is our Strategic Transport Plan, set to be published in the first part of 2019 following public consultation earlier this year. The Strategic Transport Plan will have a wide ranging and ambitious scope, setting out a portfolio of connectivity priorities to transform economic performance in the North up to 2050. It will set the framework for the delivery of major investment programmes led by Transport for the North including Integrated and Smart Travel, North Powerhouse Rail and the Major Roads Network.