Setting Regional Budgets for Rail Investment

9 June, 2021

Our latest report “Setting Regional Budgets for Rail Investment” seeks to answer the following question: “What would rail enhancement budgets look like for the rest of England and for Wales, if set on a similar basis to that used by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) for the Midlands and the North of England?

Great British Railways will set out a long term strategy for the railways, as set out in the recent Shapps-Williams Review. It will need to demonstrate how its investment choices reflect national policy and respond to local and regional priorities.

Greengauge 21 Director Jim Steer notes: “the sub-national transport bodies in England should be given a formal advisory role in setting rail investment priorities and budgets. We hope this piece of work will help identify a path to budget-setting, followed by careful assessments of the economic, social and environmental benefits of rail enhancement, region by region”

You can access the report launch summary here: Launch text – Setting Regional Budgets for Rail Investment

The full report as a web accessible version here: Setting Regional Budgets for Rail Investment

And as an A4 version here: Setting Regional Budgets for Rail Investment (A4)

 

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