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Transport: North of England

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 6994, tabled on 14 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had on the establishment of Transport for the North with transport unions.

Answered on

21 July 2015

Transport for the North (TfN) is a unique body made up of the Northern city regions working in partnership with the Department for Transport (DfT), Highways England, Network Rail and HS2 Ltd. TfN is currently undertaking a review of its governance to make sure it speaks with one voice for the whole of the North. This will conclude in the autumn and will actively engage with relevant stakeholders. There have been no specific discussions between DfT and the transport unions about the establishment of TfN.