About Transport for the North

Transport for the North represents civic and business leaders from 20 Local Transport Authorities and 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships across the North, alongside 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 our Strategic Transport Plan.

Transport for the North has a clear vision of a thriving North of England where modern transport connections drive economic growth and support an excellent quality of life. We speak to Government as one, unified voice for the North.

Since our inception in late 2015, we have evolved into a substantial organisation with statutory status and a clear ambitious vision. Our team has grown to over 120 employees and we have strong working relationships with our regional and national partners.

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.

Our Strategic Transport Plan – agreed in February 2019 - sets out our wide-ranging and ambitious scope, comprising a portfolio of connectivity priorities that can transform economic performance in the North over the next three decades, including major programmes such as Integrated and Smart Travel, Northern Powerhouse Rail, and the Major Roads Network.

Transport for the North represents a landmark opportunity for the North to plan and prioritise infrastructure investment for the whole region, across all modes of transport. Our work is significant not just for the North, but for the UK as a whole.

You can view the main Transport for the North website here.