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Transport for the North (TfN) has announced that Chief Executive David Brown will be leaving the organisation in September to take up a new post as Managing Director of Arriva Rail North Ltd which operates the Northern rail franchise.

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  • Rail link still key, says MP CatFleetwood’s re-elected MP Cat Smith has vowed to keep the return of the town’s rail link high on the agenda after retaining her seat in the General Election.

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  • Transport for the North’s Chief Executive steps downTransport for the North (TfN) has announced that Chief Executive David Brown will be leaving the organisation in September to take up a new post as Managing Director of Arriva Rail North Ltd which operates the Northern rail franchise.
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