We’ve launched a campaign supporting the four shortlisted locations in the North of England bidding to be the home of the new Great British Railways’ headquarters.

In this podcast episode, we speak to the political leaders representing two of the places in the running – Newcastle and York.

Mayor Jamie Driscoll, from the North of Tyne Combined Authority, believes the North East has the strongest case, given its railway history, links to universities and growing battery technology industry.

He says if levelling up is to be realised, then GBRHQ has to be based that far north, and as a decision making process, it can attract jobs and skills to the region.

We then spoke to the leader of York City Council, Councillor Keith Aspden, who said his city has unrivalled railway heritage.

He also believes being home to Great British Railways HQ builds on the railway cluster already in place in York and supports connectivity across the whole county.

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The Transport for the North podcast is a forum to allow guests to express their personal opinions about the North, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of TfN.

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