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Rail Investment - Articles and news items

Rail infrastructure strategy report sets out vision to support Scotland’s economy

Rail industry news / 2 February 2017 /

A new rail infrastructure strategy report published by the Rail Delivery Group gives advice on how the railway can help grow Scotland’s economy and support its communities.

Prime Minister supports campaign to deliver £1bn rail improvements across North Wales & Cheshire

Rail industry news / 17 January 2017 /

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has backed the Growth Track 360 campaign to secure £1 billion of rail improvements for North Wales and Cheshire.

Professor Peter Hansford to chair competition and contestability review

Rail industry news / 8 December 2016 /

Professor Peter Hansford is to chair an independent review into all barriers that prevent alternative project delivery models.

‘Significant additional funding’ for transport confirmed in Autumn Statement

Rail industry news / 24 November 2016 /

On 23 November, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond pledged ‘Significant additional funding’ for transport networks in his Autumn Statement to Parliament.

Northern Programmes: plans unveiled to transform rail travel in north of England

Rail industry news / 14 November 2016 /

Network Rail, has announced a number of investment projects designed to transform rail travel in the north of England as part of the Northern Programmes.

Abellio announces major improvements as nine year East Anglia franchise begins

Rail industry news / 17 October 2016 /

Abellio has marked the start of a new nine year East Anglia franchise which will deliver a £2 billion package of improvements for rail services to and from London, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.

Rail Employment and Skills Academy opens in the East Midlands

Rail industry news / 16 September 2016 /

Rail Minister Paul Maynard has welcomed the launch of a new Rail Employment and Skills Academy on the 16 September 2016 in the East Midlands.

Productivity gives rail the competitive edge over air

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 18 August 2016 /

Sophie Krishnan, General Manager of Business and Ancillaries at Trainline looks at why business travellers are swapping plane for train on high speed routes in Europe.

NECA agrees strategy to improve Metro and local rail in North East England

Rail industry news / 22 July 2016 /

The North East Combined Authority has agreed a Metro and Local Rail Strategy designed to improve passenger journeys and kick-start the expansion of local rail in North East England.


Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 14 July 2016 /

Michael Robson of Robsons’ International Railway Consultancy provides an overview of DESTinationRAIL, a Decision Support Tool for Rail Infrastructure Managers funded by the EU Horizon 2020 initiative.

Shift2Rail approves funding of ST4RT for rail language & data harmonisation

Rail industry news / 22 June 2016 /

ST4RT, a new project designed to harmonise the language and data formats used by railway operators in their systems, is to receive funding from the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking.

Construction begins on National College for High Speed Rail

Rail industry news / 11 May 2016 /

In joint ceremonies marking the occasion, construction work has begun on the National College for High Speed Rail in Birmingham and Doncaster.