ISSUES affecting the transport sector are set to be discussed by stakeholders this week at their first meeting since the rail strikes.

The Transport for the North Board is set to meet on Thursday June 30 from 2.30pm. The meetings are also livestreamed.

Board members will meet at the Crown Hotel in Harrogate in what will be their first meeting since industrial action which brought UK rail infrastructure to a halt last week.

Members will be asked to approve the body’s budget and reserve strategy for the 2022/23 financial year.

Also on the agenda is Transport for the North’s business plan, as well as an update on the body’s Strategic Transport Plan which is in development.

Board members will be given a say on the latest developments surrounding Great British Railways and HS2.

Great British Railways is a Government body which is set to takeover and integrate the nation’s railways, underpinned by sweeping reforms.

HS2 is the proposal to deliver a new high speed, high capacity railway network from London, through the Midlands to the North of England.

MPs are currently considering the latest version of the proposals as significant changes have been made since the publication of the Integrated Rail Plan.

Transport for the North will be asked to consider its response to latest developments which will be included in a letter to the Secretary of State, reaffirming their support for the project.