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Paul Plummer - Articles and news items

A platform for progress: Better conversations between Europe’s rail industry and the European Commission

Rail industry news / 3 October 2014 /

At a time of great legislative activity, relations between the European Commission and the continent’s infrastructure managers have never been better. PRIME – the Platform for Rail Infrastructure Managers in Europe – is enhancing interaction between rail infrastructure managers and the European Commission…

HS2 benefits to extend across rail network – Network Rail study

Rail industry news / 6 August 2013 /

Over 100 towns and cities on Britain’s existing railway lines could benefit from quicker, more frequent journeys and better connections…

Rail industry sets out potential requirements for trains and carriages

Rail industry news / 12 February 2013 /

A new rail industry report marks a key step towards a market-led approach for delivering rolling stock…

Network Rail responds to ORR efficiency assessment

Rail industry news / 8 November 2012 /

Network Rail responded to the ORR’s assessment of the company’s efficiency savings made in the first three year…

Rail industry agrees new approach to planning Britain’s future railway

Rail industry news / 1 June 2012 /

The rail industry has agreed a new process to plan for future demand for rail services…

HS2 could free up space for faster, more frequent trains on Britain’s busiest rail line – new study

Rail industry news / 19 January 2012 /

Passengers on Britain’s busiest rail route could benefit from faster, more frequent trains…

HS2 is ‘best solution for West Coast capacity crunch’ – Network Rail

Rail industry news / 10 January 2012 /

“The capacity case for a new high-speed line is clear…”

Planning trains and track together could cut hundreds of millions from cost of Britain’s railways says industry

Rail industry news / 6 October 2011 /

Hundreds of millions of pounds could be saved on Britain’s next generations of trains…

Influential rail strategy supports need for new high speed line

Rail industry news / 1 July 2011 /

The West Coast Main Line is facing a capacity crunch and a new high-speed line could well be the best solution…

How to cut the cost of new trains

Rail industry news / 1 June 2011 /

Huge cost savings could be made when Britain buys its next generations of trains if the rail industry works together even more closely to design and procure them…

Report sets out 30 year strategy for rail network in the North

Rail industry news / 31 May 2011 /

The number of passengers using rail across the north of England is set to increase dramatically over the next 10-20 years…

Network Rail publishes analysis of passenger congestion at stations

Rail industry news / 9 May 2011 /

Network Rail published an analysis of passenger congestion at stations along with a range of measures…

 

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