Franchise shortlist revealed
Six train companies in the running to transform rail services across the north.
Partnership principles agreed
Foundation for stronger decision-making involvement of the North of England's authorities agreed.
What difference would our Strategy make?
A more effective network could double rail use across the North and carry more freight, which means rail could better support economic growth.
Achieving the vision
Sustainable economic growth will be supported by improving connectivity within the North and from it to other parts of the country.