North agrees draft trans­port strat­egy

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Civic and busi­ness lead­ers in the north of Eng­land have agreed a draft Strate­gic Trans­port Plan that is due to be pub­lished for pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion on Jan­uary 16.

While full de­tails were not avail­able as this is­sue of RAIL went to press, Trans­port for the North (TfN) con­firmed that it will in­clude en­sur­ing con­nec­tiv­ity with HS2, new ini­tia­tives that will en­sure ‘fair’ fares, and a long-term rail strat­egy for the North.

TfN Chair­man John Crid­land said the plans “would rev­o­lu­tionise travel around the North”.

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