The North needs the powers to "to be its own Brexit task force" and no longer dependent on central government to step in and solve its problems, according to the leader of one of its biggest city councils.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for more powers for be handed to local and regional transport bodies in the North as he pledged to improve services for northern commuters during a rail tour of the region.
VITAL improvements to rail services in Yorkshire on Britain’s flagship East Coast Main Line service may still be years away despite the Government pledging to carry out £780m of infrastructure work on the route.
Fares on the nation’s railways must become simpler and easier for passengers to understand if the full potential of HS2 is to be realised, according to the outgoing head of the company behind the high speed rail project.
Yorkshire’s political leaders today hit back at the Government in the ongoing row over a region-wide devolution deal as they called for Ministers to offer “a constructive approach and rapid progress in the coming weeks and months”.
A compensation package for the rail passengers in the aftermath of the Northern timetable chaos has been agreed by the region's transport bosses - with Yorkshire season ticket holders to get a week's worth of travel.
Transport leaders in the North said today that “something should be done” to make up for the “real hardship” suffered by passengers and firms across the region as a result of the Northern rail company timetable chaos.
A coalition of influential Yorkshire business and political leaders have piled more pressure on Theresa May on the eve of two days of crunch Brexit votes by calling on the Government to seek a customs union deal with the European Union.
Embattled Chris Grayling today apologised for the chaos the introduction of new train timetables had caused across the North as a metro mayor claimed passengers in the region were “invisible” to the Transport Secretary.
A senior Government Minister has renewed his war of words with Sheffield council over its controversial tree-felling programme after advising a city MP to "have a word" with the authority about the scheme if it wanted to cut pollution levels.