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"Performance, performance, performance" - Rail North Committee meeting

"Performance, performance, performance" - Rail North Committee meeting

12.05.20: Today (May 12th) Transport for the North’s Rail North Committee met virtually to discuss the Northern trains review and rail recovery post Covid-19.  The discussion began with leader of Leeds City Council, Cllr Judith Blake, state...

Rail Committee North meeting to discuss rail recovery

Rail Committee North meeting to discuss rail recovery

12.05.20: Transport for the North’s Rail North Committee, which will meet virtually on today (May 12th) and will be live streamed to the public, has set out guidelines for rail operators such as Northern and Transpennine Express on how to run trains w...

Ep.9 Navigating the freight world, Debbie Francis

Ep.9 Navigating the freight world, Debbie Francis

25.03.20: Debbie Francis, Direct Rail Services, joins us in the RTM Podcast room to discuss the rail industry from a freight perspective. Debbie is a rail fanatic, leading the way in a male dominated area of the rail industry. With hosts Matt Roberts and A...

Lord Berkeley calls for six month delay to HS2

Lord Berkeley calls for six month delay to HS2

25.03.20: In light of the current coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the nation and the world, Lord Berkeley has published a letter to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps calling for HS2 to be paused for six months. At...

Metrolink Trafford Park Line start date announced

Metrolink Trafford Park Line start date announced

09.03.20: Greater Manchester’s new £350m Trafford Park line will launch on Sunday 22nd March. The date comes directly after the successful completion of the project and delivery of the new line to the operator, KeolisAmey Metrolink, whose drive...

High-speed rail promised for the North by HS2 Minister

High-speed rail promised for the North by HS2 Minister

27.02.20: At the beginning of February, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that HS2 will go ahead and the London-Birmingham phase will commence immediately. The PM also confirmed that HS2 would be built in the north to Manchester and Leeds which are pa...

TransPennine Express receives ‘public target’ from Transport for the North

TransPennine Express receives ‘public target’ from Transport for the North

13.02.20: Agreed by Transport for the North leaders in back in January, the ‘public target’ follows a period at the end of last year when TransPennine Express returned the worst performance figures in the country, with sometimes less than half t...

120 NPH leaders call for HS2 to be delivered in full

120 NPH leaders call for HS2 to be delivered in full

27.01.20: Over 120 senior business leaders from within the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands have signed an open letter to Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, urging him to commit to HS2 in full. The letter, published on behalf of the Northern Powerhouse Partner...

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

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

27.01.20: 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...

Northern responds to uncertain future of the franchise

Northern responds to uncertain future of the franchise

03.01.20: Rail operators Northern Railway has responded to a statement made by Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, yesterday (Jan 2) setting out plans to strip Northern of their franchise. David Brown, managing director at Northern, said: “It’s...

Northern begins removal of Pacer trains

Northern begins removal of Pacer trains

03.12.19: Northern Railway have today (Dec 3) said goodbye to the first three Pacers as they leave the network for good. The rolling stock has been removed and returned to owners Angel Trains, the first of many more to make the same journey over the next f...

New Northern trains hit two million milestone

New Northern trains hit two million milestone

22.11.19: Since the launch of Northern’s new trains in July, more than two million customer journeys have been recorded. 33 new trains are in service across Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and South and West Yorkshire, c...

Decarbonisation of the Northern Powerhouse

Decarbonisation of the Northern Powerhouse

15.11.19: Covering a growing population of 15.3 million, home to over a million businesses and with an economy totalling £329bn, the Northern Powerhouse forms the very spine of the North of England.

North and Midlands must take control to deliver true benefits of HS2 and NPR, says review

North and Midlands must take control to deliver true benefits of HS2 and NPR, says review

17.10.19: The North and Midlands must take control of their high-speed rail network, argues a report from the Northern Powerhouse Independent Review warning against cancelling the major infrastructure projects without viable alternatives. The review, estab...

TCR North 2019: Putting passengers first with innovation

TCR North 2019: Putting passengers first with innovation

04.10.19: As morning rolled into afternoon at TransCityRail North, attendees once more gathered in the conference hall to listen attentively to talks on past, present and future – bringing innovation, investment and information to the rail industry of the N...

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