The fast rail service from Okehampton to Exeter launched in November 2021 has seen first year passenger carryings (over 0.25m) exceed forecasts by more than a factor of two. Its success led to a major re-think of bus routes and … Read more › “Okehampton’s Multi-Modal interchange”
Our latest report looks beyond the current industrial disputes and into what we see as an opportunity window: what could and should happen before the Government’s £96bn Integrated Rail Plan is delivered in the 2030s and 2040s.
Greengauge 21 has long championed a truly national high-speed rail network. The recent Government decision to take forward only the Crewe-Manchester section of the western part of HS2 Phase 2b we find disappointing.
Dropped for now at least is the … Read more › “Set-back for a truly national high-speed rail network”
With over 16,700 air passengers travelling domestically across mainland Great Britain each day, improving the country’s rail offering and ensuring the transfer of passengers from air to rail will have an essential role ahead if we are to have any … Read more › “How to win air travellers to rail”