The Northern Transport Summit

Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Organiser: DevoConnect
Main Contact: emily@devoconnect.co.uk. Get in touch to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

We know our relationship with transport and how we travel has changed as a result of Covid-19 but no one knows what the long-term impact of the pandemic will be.

It is critical that the Government delivers its promises for the hard- hit North. Build back better has to be a reality for the Northern passenger, if the North is to recover and rebuild to its full economic potential. This is an important time to get things right for all passengers. Perennial issues around fares, safety, capacity, value for money and reliability all need to be addressed if people in the North are going feel confident enough to return to public transport.


National Infrastructure Commission, Department for Transport, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Midlands Connect, Northern Powerhouse Partnership, Campaign for Better Buses, Leeds City Council, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Liverpool City Region, North of Tyne Combined Authority,  Sheffield City Region, Living Streets, Transport for Greater Manchester, Confederation of Passenger Transport, Greener Transport Solutions, North West Business Leadership Team, Campaign for Better Transport, Railway Industry Association, WSP, HS2, Atkins, Transport Focus Transport for the North.


– In recovery, how can we re-set and build back a better service in the North?

– What measures will re-build transport users’ confidence in the safety of public transport?

– How can we lead the green recovery in the North and decarbonise transport to reach net zero by 2050 – or sooner?

– How can technology enable a smarter, faster and more reliable network across all modes of transport?

– What infrastructure investment does the North need to support jobs and improve connectivity in a post-Covid-Brexit world?

– What decision making powers and funding do local leaders need to level up?

Click here to take a look at the outline agenda.

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N.B. Please register for one Mini Summit only as they will run concurrently.

The Northern Transport Summit Sponsors

Mini Summit 1: Bus and Light Rail is kindly sponsored by Arriva

Mini Summit 2: Rail and Road is kindly sponsored by WSP

Lunch time ‘In conversation with …’ sponsored by Atkins

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