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TFN Outlines 5bn Northern Infrastructure Pipeline Proposals

12 August 2020

A 30-year investment plan of infrastructure projects designed to underpin greener growth has been revealed by Transport for the North (TfN).

The Northern Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) is a £5bn initiative comprising rail, road, active travel and smart ticketing, with some of the projects eyeing a start during the next six to 18 months.

The organisation believes the work will help create about 20,000 jobs.

The NIP underpins TfN's proposed Economic Recovery Plan (ERP), which was recently agreed by the region's business and civic leaders. Today (12 August) sees the announcement of the first tranche of 166 schemes that could help create opportunities immediately.

It is also geared towards rebuilding and transforming the capacity and resilience of the North's rail network and laying the groundwork for projects such as Northern Powerhouse Rail.

The need for accelerating the green transition, including pilots of hydrogen and battery powered trains, has also been highlighted.

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