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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/

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/

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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/

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English


Episodes

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

9/1/2022
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...

Duration:00:13:45

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

8/25/2022
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...

Duration:00:17:27

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

8/17/2022
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...

Duration:00:16:50

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

8/12/2022
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...

Duration:00:12:53

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

8/8/2022
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...

Duration:00:11:40

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

6/23/2022
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...

Duration:00:28:49

Business Matters: Emma Lewell-Buck MP, South Shields | Episode 55

4/13/2022
In this episode of our Business Matters podcast series, we are joined by Labour MP for South Shields, Emma Lewell-Buck. We talked about her pathway into politics, and how the chance to be the voice of her community really motivated her to move into public office. Throughout the interview, we touch on the industrial and shipbuilding history of the North East and how the manufacturing industry remains crucial to future prosperity. Emma emphasises the need for investment in the skills that will...

Duration:00:26:53

Business Matters: Mayor Andy Burnham, Greater Manchester Combined Authority | Episode 54

4/6/2022
In the latest episode of our Business Matters podcast series, we speak to Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Transport for the North Board member. He discusses how the Manchester city region is “on the up” and has become Europe’s fastest growing digital and tech hub, with ambitions to be the UK’s leading green city region. With the UK’s largest student population combined with the diverse talent base already in the region, Mayor Burnham believes Manchester...

Duration:00:20:46

#TfNTalks: How can we turn our Decarbonisation Strategy into action? | Episode 53

3/18/2022
Join us for our most recent #TfNTalks discussion on how we can put our decarbonisation strategy into action! Out speakers included Lucy Winskell OBE (Chair, North East LEP), Mayor Jamie Driscoll (North of Tyne Combined Authority and TfN Member), Prof. Greg Marsden (Prof. of Transport Governance, ITS Leeds and Director of Decarbon8), Polly Billington (Chief Executive, UK100)and Peter Cole (Principal Environmental and Sustainability Office, Transport for the North. TfN’s Decarbonisation...

Duration:01:01:56

Business Matters: Craig Whittaker MP, Calder Valley | Episode 52

3/10/2022
Welcome to another episode of the Transport for the North Podcast! Join our new Business Matters series, which looks at transport investment as an enabling force to encourage job creation, economic growth and increased access to opportunity for the 16 million people living here. This time we speak with Craig Whittaker MP, who tells us about his role as the Member of Parliament for the Calder Valley. He says the area has an incredibly diverse range of industries, from advanced vehicle...

Duration:00:37:16

Business Matters: Councillor Keith Little and Dr Steve Curl, Cumbria | Episode 51

3/4/2022
Welcome to another episode of the Transport for the North Podcast! Join our new Business Matters series, which looks at transport investment as an enabling force to encourage job creation, economic growth and increased access to opportunity for the 16 million people living here. This time we speak with Councillor Keith Little and Dr Steve Curl, who are the TfN Member Board Members for Cumbria. They represent County Council and The Local Enterprise Partnership, telling us how improved public...

Duration:00:48:00

Business Matters: Mayor Tracy Brabin, West Yorkshire Combined Authority | Episode 50

2/21/2022
Welcome to another episode of the Transport for the North Podcast! Join our new Business Matters series, which looks at transport investment as an enabling force to encourage job creation, economic growth and increased access to opportunity for the 16 million people living here. This time Gemma speaks to Mayor Tracy Brabin. As England's first female Metro Mayor and as the leader of West Yorkshire Combined Authority, she tells us about the wide-ranging benefits of setting up a business in...

Duration:00:41:46

Business Matters: Councillor Craig Browne, Cheshire East Council | Episode 49

2/11/2022
Welcome to another episode of the Transport for the North Podcast! Join our new Business Matters series, which looks at transport investment as an enabling force to encourage job creation, economic growth and increased access to opportunity for the 16 million people living here. This time Gemma speaks to Councillor Craig Browne, who is Deputy Leader of Cheshire East Council, Leader of the Independent Group and represents the Alderley Edge ward. His past career has spanned across Local...

Duration:00:24:40

Business Matters: Councillor Don Mackenzie, North Yorkshire County Council | Episode 48

2/4/2022
Welcome to another episode of the Transport for the North Podcast! Join our new Business Matters series, which looks at transport investment as an enabling force to encourage job creation, economic growth and increased access to opportunity for the 16 million people living here. In this episode, Gemma speaks to County Councillor Don Mackenzie, who is TfN Board Member for North Yorkshire and is Executive Member for access, including highways, passenger transport, countryside access, broadband...

Duration:00:19:26

#TfNTalks: A Freight and Logistics Strategy for the North | Episode 47

1/29/2022
Join us as we bring you insight into Transport for the North's work on the region's first multimodal Freight and Logistics Strategy, which will go on to inform our refreshed Strategic Transport Plan. Following the tough restrictions and economic challenges brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic, it is more important than ever for us to focus on the future potential of the region and deliver new opportunities for people in the North. Freight and Logistics is an integral part of our work....

Duration:01:03:11

Business Matters: County Councillor Charlie Edwards, Lancashire County Council | Episode 46

1/21/2022
Welcome to another episode of the Transport for the North Podcast! Join our new Business Matters series, which looks at transport investment as an enabling force to encourage job creation, economic growth and increased access to opportunity for the 16 million people living here. In this episode, Gemma speaks to County Councillor Charlie Edwards, who is also one of the Vice-Chairs of the Transport for the North Board. He speaks to us about his experience of doing business in Morecambe, and...

Duration:00:36:37

Business Matters: Peter Kennan, South Yorkshire LEP | Episode 45

1/13/2022
Welcome to another episode of the Transport for the North Podcast! Join our new Business Matters series, which looks at transport investment as an enabling force to encourage job creation, economic growth and increased access to opportunity for the 16 million people living here. The first episode features an interview with Peter Kennan, TfN Board Member for South Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Private Sector Co-Chair of the Transport & Environment Board at South Yorkshire...

Duration:00:48:41

Looking back and driving ahead: Our year in review and what's next for the North | Episode 44

12/21/2021
Join us as we look back at Transport for the North's year and what lies ahead for the region in terms of transport planning. We also hear a festive message from our Chief Executive Martin Tugwell, who faces up to the current challenges and opportunities of transport in the North. The year of 2021 has brought many obstacles for the North with the enduring pandemic. But passengers returned to our public transport networks quicker than many other parts of the country, highlighting the...

Duration:00:29:35

A New North: Delivering change through the Northern Transport Charter | Episode 43

12/2/2021
Join us for another episode as we discuss the potential of Transport for the North's Northern Transport Charter to deliver a New North at the Labour North West Regional Conference in Blackpool, with panel members talking about how the region is working together to achieve change. We also discuss the recent publication of the Integrated Rail Plan, the Government's document which sets out how Northern Powerhouse Rail will be integrated with HS2. We also hear how the Devolution White Paper is a...

Duration:00:30:52

A decision for the North's future: What we need from Northern Powerhouse Rail | Episode 42

11/17/2021
Join Gemma for a flash briefing on why we need continued commitment to the Northern Powerhouse Rail Network in the Integrated Rail Plan. Interim Strategy & Programmes Director Tim Foster gives us a quick run through of the huge benefits that a firm commitment to delivering the network would bring. These include new jobs, progress towards decarbonisation and uplifts in access to opportunity for people across the whole region. The network has been developed and agreed by all 20 local transport...

Duration:00:05:10