At last month’s Northern Transport Summit, keynote speaker Sir John Armitt declared that “the North knows what the North needs”. The North has a clear vision of what needs to be done — but needs the powers and investment to do so. NTS24 raised a clarion call to Government to close the gap and invest in Northern connectivity, to power up productivity and boost growth, connecting our cities, communities, North to South and East to West.

NTS24 heard from a wide range of political leaders, industry experts, local government and sector stakeholders. Below is our Northern Transport Summit 2024 Report: What The North Needs to Get Better Connected and Build Prosperity. Within the report are our key asks for current and future Government, to improve our transport networks and reduce both inter and intra-regional qualities and deliver the growth we need.