Transport for the North event in Huddersfield
What is the Transport for the North plan?
In January 2018, Transport for the North launched their draft Strategic Transport Plan, which sets out how we can drive economic growth and create a more successful north through improving transport connections.
This is a transformational vision for the region. To ensure that the plan continues to meet the needs of everyone across the north, Transport for the North are now holding a 13-week public consultation.
Who is the event for?
Anyone who is interested in finding out more, or who would like to influence the plan before its submitted to Government later this year is invited to a consultation event at Huddersfield town hall.
Who can go to the event?
The drop-in consultation is open to everyone and is an opportunity for members of the public to formally submit their feedback on the plan which will be analysed and fed into the final Strategic Transport Plan before its release later in the year.
When and where is the event?
The event will be held in the reception room at Huddersfield Town Hall on Wednesday 28 March from 4pm – 7pm and will include a presentation from a Transport for the North representative (at both 4pm and 6pm) and question and answer sessions.
More about the Transport for the North plan:
The thirty-year plan, which was released in draft on Tuesday 16 January, is the first of its kind and outlines how transport connections across the North of England need to be transformed by 2050 to drive growth and close the economic gap between the North and the rest of England.
The plan identified seven Strategic Development Corridors, which link important economic centres and where better road and rail connections are needed. These include the Central Pennines corridor, where priorities may include the major redevelopment of Leeds station and improved rail links from East Lancashire to Yorkshire for both passengers and freight.
It also highlights the important of a pan-Northern smart and integrated ticketing system and of Northern Powerhouse Rail, which would see journey times from Leeds to Sheffield and from Leeds to Manchester reduced to just 30 minutes.
Transport for the North’s public consultation runs until 17 April 2018 with similar engagement events taking place across the North. A final version of the plan will be published later in the year and submitted to the Government for ministerial consideration.
Find out more by visiting the Transport for the North website.