Transport for the North

Area covered

Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Cheshire East, Cheshire West & Chester, Cumbria, Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Hull, Lancashire, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Sheffield, Tees Valley, Warrington, York

Note: Strategic Rail , which is part of Transport for the North covers an area that extends into the Midlands Connect area so there are some authorities with a foot in both sub-national transport bodies.


Independent chairman, all the local highways authorities, except Liverpool, Northumberland and Sheffield which are represented by their city region mayors or local city, former Rail North Authorities (Strategic Rail): Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire County Councils, Nottingham City Council and Stoke on Trent City Council, LEPs: Cheshire and Warrington, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Hull and Humber, Lancashire, Leeds City Region, Liverpool City Region, North East, York North Yorkshire and East Riding, Sheffield City Region, Tees Valley, Network Rail, Highways England, HS2 Ltd

Statutory Status

Statutory body since 2018

Decarbonisation Strategy

It adopted its Transport Decarbonisation Strategy in December 2021

Our response to TfN's draft decarbonisation strategy consultation.

Transport Strategy

It is currently consulting on its new draft Strategic Transport Plan (May 2023). The consultation ends on 17 August, 2023. A briefing has been produced by campaigners in the north to help people respond to the consultation.

It adopted its Strategic Transport Plan in 2019

More information can be found on its website.

Other Documents

Interactive map showing Transport Related Social Exclusion (covers whole country)

Making the case for rural investment (June 2023) - joint report with other Sub-national Transport Bodies (STBs)

Transport-related social exclusion in the North of England (September 2022)