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By “taking the brakes off incremental rail infrastructure growth”, Northern Powerhouse Rail “will unleash massive potential for growth and commercial interaction across the region”, linking the North’s six major economic centres and its largest international airport “with the sort of fast and frequent services that will mean ‘turn up and go’ travel becomes a reality” (wrote Barry White, chief executive of Transport for the North).

[Barry White, CEO of Transport for the North explains what the country’s first sub-national transport body has planned for the North, Rail Professional, 23 March 2018]

What effect might it have? Consider this. At the moment, studies show there are only 10,000 people who can reach four or more northern cities by rail in under an hour. With Northern Powerhouse Rail in place, that number will rise to 1.3 million.

TfGM information response letter, page 1 (personal information removed)

TfGM information response letter, page 2

TfGM information response letter, page 3

TfGM information response, Annex A_NPR Accessibility, 1

TfGM information response, Annex A_NPR Accessibility, 2

So TfN do not know who these “10,000 people” are, or what cities they could reach within an hour, or why it is important for them to be able to make journeys to these unknown cities within an hour.

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Written by beleben

May 4, 2018 at 9:57 am

Posted in Politics, Transport

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  1. How many of the 1.3million would ever want to visit four northern cities (presumably just the station platforms) in an hour and why?

    • If TfN paid 25 pence for SDG’s “Analysis”, they were robbed.

      beleben

      May 4, 2018 at 4:29 pm

  2. This 10,000 people question was raised/resolved at a TfN road show session launching their strategic plan. It refers to people living in the immediate vicinity of Huddersfield station who are able to access West and South Yorkshire and Manchester.

    Mwmbwls

    May 4, 2018 at 6:52 pm


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