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Transport: North of England

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 8146, tabled on 21 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with (a) Transport for London and (b) transport authorities in other countries on establishing Transport for the North.

Answered on

10 September 2015

Transport for the North (TfN) was formed out of the One North initiative. TfN was established by the cities in the north for the people of the north to work in partnership with Government. Ministers and Officials have held discussions with a wide range of stakeholders, including those from outside of the UK, on the role of TfN. However, it is not for Government to impose its will on the region, but to work with the region to drive economic growth.