Northern Powerhouse


Ep. 6. Unlocking the potential of NPR, Tim Wood

Director Northern Powerhouse Rail and Transport for the North, Tim Wood, joins us in the RTM Podcast room to discuss benefits and opportunities the NPH Rail can bring. Gain insider information on the progress of Northern Powerhouse Rail from the Director himself.

With hosts Emily Rodgers and Ailsa Cowen, the conversation kept flowing in the RTM podcast room in Manchester as we hear all about how Tim plans to spend the current allowance of £75m, and how rail companies can position themselves in front of him.


Aspirations of £100bn extra to the GVA of the North and a further 850,000 full time jobs by 2050 are just some of the side effects of this new rail network, set to improve capacity and connectivity across the country.

Learn all about how HS2 and NPH Rail go hand in hand and why we can’t have one without the other, and find out how close he is to meeting his promise of “spades in the ground by 2024”?


Passionate about developing a thriving North of England, Tim believes this ‘turn up and go’ system is set to transform the North, with the help of SMEs – as he is expecting 60-65% of the work to go to them.

This and much more in this exclusive interview with the man delivering the Northern Powerhouse Rail programme.


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