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TfN out in the cold as DfT sets up Northern Transport Council


Andrew Forster
24 July 2020
TfN chief executive Barry White contests a suggestion that the organisation is a ‘talking shop’
TfN chief executive Barry White contests a suggestion that the organisation is a ‘talking shop’


The government this week announced the creation of a Northern Transport Acceleration Council to fast-track transport projects across the region, in what is being seen as a snub to Transport for the North (TfN).  

Transport secretary and Northern Powerhouse minister Grant Shapps will chair the council, whose membership will be the council leaders and elected mayors from across the region. Its first meeting will be in September. 

The DfT said the council would give northern leaders a...

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