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Transport for the North Podcast

5 August 2021

Acting Chair Councillor Louise Gittins, gives us an insight into her new role as Acting Chair of Transport for the North, bringing together Northern Leaders, alongside partners, to deliver vastly improved transport in the North.

Councillor Gittins is also the Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council, and gives an insight into her area of the North, including its unique role in connecting England and Wales. The Podcast also touches on how, with the right investment, we could unlock a multitude of new, exciting opportunities for people in the region.

She also tells us about TfN's upcoming work, including implementing the Northern Transport Charter, which sets out the ambition for the future role of Transport for the North.

The Charter was adopted by our Board in September 2020 and sets out a roadmap toward further, long-term devolution around four areas: Putting passengers at the heart of the railways in the North, leading Northern strategic scheme planning and delivery, managing a long-term Northern funding settlement and championing an inclusive and sustainable North.

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You can find out more about the plans here.

You can find out more about Cheshire West and Chester transport here.