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.


• provide for a passenger focused event designed to hear what passengers in the North need to get back onto public transport and succeed in a post-pandemic-Brexit world

• look at how the North can build back better transport and accelerate a green recovery

• make the case that supporting jobs and improving connectivity must be at the heart of infrastructure investment to ‘level up’

• work to amplify the ‘voice’ of the Northern transport user, and in particular provide a platform to unify decision makers, influencers and stakeholders behind the North’s recovery and the vision for the future

• influence, shape and reset future plans for more affordable, efficient, safe, clean, sustainable, reliable and accessible transport across 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.

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