Economic and Social Benefits of Rail Investment for North Wales

19 December, 2014

Greengauge 21 has published a report: Economic Growth and Social Benefit potential from Modernisation of rail services in North WalesThe report was commissioned by Denbighshire County Council on behalf of the North Wales Economic Ambition Board, Mersey Dee Alliance and Merseytravel who were keen to understand the evidence of economic benefit from additional rail investment in the North Wales area. It provides evidence on the social and economic effects of investment in rail in North Wales and adjoining areas, and considers the wider case for route electrification specifically. In particular, the work considered the B2B and Labour Market benefits of investment, in addition to those measured by conventional transport appraisal.