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The Transport for the North Podcast is your bite-size guide to everything that is happening across the North of England, all in one place. We will keep you updated on the latest transport and business developments in our region, so make sure you join us to hear the most recent news. Give us a follow to stay up to date!

https://transportforthenorth.com/news/podcast/

    One Voice with Mayor Oliver Coppard, South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority | Episode 61

    One Voice with Mayor Oliver Coppard, South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority | Episode 61

    In the third of our One Voice podcasts, we spoke to Mayor Oliver Coppard, from South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, as he approached his first 100 days in office.

    He reflected on the current business landscape – looking at the strong sense of innovation that runs through South Yorkshire and throughout the region’s history.

    Mayor Coppard says he believes there is a huge amount of opportunity within South Yorkshire which can be at the core of our future, and of economic growth.

    We discuss the unique challenges facing the region, namely connectivity with other parts of the country and the drive to deliver a low carbon network. But Mayor Coppard highlights how by overcoming this issues, it can power a stronger economy in the North, and across the country.

    Other key topics covered include concerns around the future of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, proposed cuts to bus services, and the crucial role high speed rail can play moving forward.

    You can share your thoughts on our podcasts by Tweeting and tagging us with @Transport4North!

    The Transport for the North podcast is a forum to allow guests to express their personal opinions about the North, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of TfN.

    • 13 min
    One Voice with Cllr Keith Aspden, City of York | Episode 60

    One Voice with Cllr Keith Aspden, City of York | Episode 60

    In our latest One Voice podcast, we speak to City of York Council leader, Councillor Keith Aspden.

    We discuss the heritage of the city – from the Romans, Vikings, railways and chocolate – to the modern business landscape that is internationally recognised.

    A key part of the region’s identity is its ability to reinvent and adapt to change, highlighted in the future jobs and future opportunities that are linked to the cutting-edge science, innovation and research sectors.

    We look at how the council is working with new businesses to create jobs for the city and how that benefits the wider region.

    We also highlight the importance of the East Coast Mainline in providing connectivity, and the need to deliver on the TransPennie Route Upgrade to ensure better access to all areas of the North.

    And as the region moves towards having a new combined authority, we discuss how the devolution deal will allow issues such as housing, climate change, and strategic transport issues can be decided locally.

    You can share your thoughts on our podcasts by Tweeting and tagging us with @Transport4North!

    The Transport for the North podcast is a forum to allow guests to express their personal opinions about the North, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of TfN.

    • 17 min
    One Voice with Mayor Jamie Driscoll, North of Tyne Combined Authority | Episode 59

    One Voice with Mayor Jamie Driscoll, North of Tyne Combined Authority | Episode 59

    In this, the first episode of our One Voice series, we speak to Mayor Jamie Driscoll from the North of Tyne Combined Authority.

    He talks us through the huge area he covers and the transport challenges with such a diverse landscape of rural and urban communities.

    Mayor Driscoll tells us about the heavy investment that has gone into renewable energy sources such as offshore wind farms and gigafactories, and how he hopes that will further grow job opportunities in the region.

    He reflects on the Conservative Party leadership vote and explains his key ask of the new Prime Minister.

    We also discuss important topics for the North including his thoughts on the Integrated Rail Plan, HS2 and private car ownership.

    You can share your thoughts on our podcasts by Tweeting and tagging us with @Transport4North!

    The Transport for the North podcast is a forum to allow guests to express their personal opinions about the North, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of TfN.

    • 16 min
    The case for Great British Railways' HQ to be in Doncaster or Crewe | Episode 58

    The case for Great British Railways' HQ to be in Doncaster or Crewe | Episode 58

    With the deadline approaching for the public vote on where the home of the new Great British Railways HQ should be, we continue our campaign to ensure it is #NorthBased.

    In this episode of our podcast, we speak to the pollical leaders championing two of the locations on the shortlist – Doncaster and Crewe.

    Mayor Oliver Coppard, from the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, says Doncaster is the absolute front runner in the race given the area’s railway heritage and the support across the community.

    He says Doncaster is the natural home of the railways in the UK and in the DNA of the region.

    Deputy Leader of Cheshire East Council, Councillor Craig Browne, said the headquarters should be in Crewe because it’s the only place boasting 360 degree connectivity with major towns and cities across the whole of the UK.

    He added that if the Government is serious about the levelling up agenda, then the GBR headquarters simply has to be in the North.
    You can share your thoughts on our podcasts by Tweeting and tagging us with @Transport4North!

    The Transport for the North podcast is a forum to allow guests to express their personal opinions about the North, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of TfN.

    • 12 min
    The case for Great British Railways' HQ to be in Newcastle or York | Episode 57

    The case for Great British Railways' HQ to be in Newcastle or York | Episode 57

    We’ve launched a campaign supporting the four shortlisted locations in the North of England bidding to be the home of the new Great British Railways’ headquarters.

    In this podcast episode, we speak to the political leaders representing two of the places in the running – Newcastle and York.

    Mayor Jamie Driscoll, from the North of Tyne Combined Authority, believes the North East has the strongest case, given its railway history, links to universities and growing battery technology industry.

    He says if levelling up is to be realised, then GBRHQ has to be based that far north, and as a decision making process, it can attract jobs and skills to the region.

    We then spoke to the leader of York City Council, Councillor Keith Aspden, who said his city has unrivalled railway heritage.

    He also believes being home to Great British Railways HQ builds on the railway cluster already in place in York and supports connectivity across the whole county.

    You can share your thoughts on our podcasts by Tweeting and tagging us with @Transport4North!

    The Transport for the North podcast is a forum to allow guests to express their personal opinions about the North, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of TfN.

    • 11 min
    Developing policies that align with the North's needs | Episode 56

    Developing policies that align with the North's needs | Episode 56

    In this episode, we speak to Lucy Jacques, Acting Head of Policy & Strategy, who is leading on the development of our second Strategic Transport Plan, and the policy positions that feed into the revised document.

    She outlines the importance of the STP as part of our statutory responsibility and explains why we need to update the plan.

    A lot of the evidence underpinning the original publication has evolved and there have been significant changes to the political, social and economic landscape.

    With a growing focus on the levelling up agenda, now is the right time to look at the North’s ambitions and vision, and what we need to deliver on that ambition.

    We also highlight two of our recently launched policy positions, focusing on how our role as One Voice for the North can support the further delivery of Active Travel and Multimodal Hubs.

    Both are growing areas of transport policy and will play an important part in supporting the decarbonisation agenda.

    You can share your thoughts on our podcasts by Tweeting and tagging us with @Transport4North!

    The Transport for the North podcast is a forum to allow guests to express their personal opinions about the North, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of TfN.

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