Following the news of the snap General Election on December 12, the Government has entered 'purdah' (the traditional pre-election period during which there are wide ranging restrictions onactivities). Unfortunately this means that a large number of speakers on the North of England Transport Summit agenda are now unable to participate.

In light of this we have taken the decision to rearrange this event, as we want to ensure that the conference offers maximum value to our delegate and supporters. By rescheduling the event we hope to be able to deliver it as close to the original programme as possible.

The event will now take place on Wednesday 12 February 2020 at the same venue in Manchester. We will update the agenda online in due course.

How Transport is Going to Drive Economic Growth in the North

Supported by Transport for the North, the 4th Annual North of England Transport Summit will bring together the key politicians and practitioners to discuss and debate the future transport strategy for the north of England.

It will include the following themes:
• The long term rail strategy to connect the North cities
• Connecting the cities in the North of England to the rest of the UK via high speed rail
• The case for a long term bus strategy in Northern England
• Transforming travel and the areas we live in

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  • Barry White

    Chief Executive
    Transport for the North


  • Neil Connor

    Client Executive Transport Operators
    Fujitsu UK
  • Robert Drewery

    Commercial Director
  • Cllr Martin Gannon

    Leader of Gateshead Council
    Chair of the North East Joint Transport Committee
  • Claire Haigh

    Chief Executive, Greener Journeys
    Executive Director, Transport Knowledge Hub
  • David Hoggarth

    Strategic Rail Director
    Transport for the North
  • Henri Murison

    Northern Powerhouse Partnership
  • Cllr Liam Robinson

    Transport Portfolio Holder
    Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
  • Tim Shoveller

    Regional MD North West +Central
    Network Rail
  • David Sidebottom - Session Chair

    Transport Focus
  • Graham Vidler

  • David Sidebottom - Session Chair

    Passenger Director
    Transport Focus

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