National Infrastructure Commission Chairman Andrew Adonis met representatives from Transport for the North during a two-day visit to the north of England in mid-November.
TfN described the meeting as the first step in its development of “a strong case to the Commission for pan-Northern, transformational investment in transport infrastructure”.
Chief Executive David Brown said: “The fact that Northern connectivity is recognised as a focus area for the Commission further underpins the fundamental need for long-term investment. We will continue to engage with Lord Adonis as we work towards the publication of our updated Northern Transport Strategy next year.”
At the same time, the Commission launched a Call for Evidence, inviting all interested parties to make submissions on its three focus areas.
“To make the North a powerhouse once again we need a new era of infrastructure investment,” said Adonis. “This Call for Evidence will support the Commission to make the infrastructure of the North greater still.”