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Statutory powers confirmed for TfN

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Transport minister Jesse Norman has confirmed that Transport for the North is to be made a statutory body, giving it legal powers and duties as it seeks to develop Northern England’s transport networks.

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Leaders call for end to Merseyrail dispute

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Liverpool City Region metro mayor Steve Rotheram and city mayor Joe Anderson have come together, along with the five leaders of the city region’s districts, to write an open letter to transport union RMT and Merseyrail.

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Mobike moves to next phase

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Dock-free bike-sharing service Mobike has said that it is moving to the next phase of its development programme, following the launch of its pilot scheme in Manchester in June.

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Additional strikes to hit Arriva bus services

Arriva North West bus drivers, already set to strike on Monday 20 November, are also to take industrial action on nine days in December in an attempt to secure higher pay.

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Merseyrail appoints new managing director

Andy Heath has been promoted to managing director of Merseyrail as incumbent Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde prepares to leave to join West Midlands Trains.