Prospects for Northern Transport Infrastructure

Prospects for Northern Transport Infrastructure: Key Figures and Funding Opportunities

TFN Identified 4 Prime Capabilities for Driving Growth:

  • Digital Technology
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Energy
  • Health Innovation

400% Increase in Rail Travel

With more investment in rail networks both across the country and between northern cities, travel could increase by 400% by 2050 according to TFN's June 2017 Provision Statement.

55% Increase in Road Travel

By 2050, according to TFN's June 2017 Position Statement, travel on Highways England's Strategic Road Network could increase by as much as 55%.

£100 Billion and 1 Million New Jobs

Could be contributed to the UK economy as a direct benefit of a Successful Transport Plan, led by TfN in partnership with LEPs, Highways England, Network Rail, HS2 Ltd and the Department for Transport.

£1.7 Billion of Funding

The November 2017 budget unveiled £1.7 billion of funding as part of the Transforming Cities Fund, contributing to transport projects across the Northern Powerhouse. 



The Northern Transport Strategy
Transport for the North (TfN) Strategic Transport Plan Position Statement - Autumn 2017 Budget.