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 … Read more › “Setting Regional Budgets for Rail Investment”
“On 25th March 1807, a year after the Swansea-Mumbles line started transporting cargo, the railway began to also start transporting passengers.
Benjamin French was the man who brought about the world’s first passenger railway by converting an iron carriage to … Read more › “The first passenger railway in the world – and what’s needed next”
Greengauge 21 welcomes the National Infrastructure Commissions’ Report on Rail Needs for the North and Midlands
In June 2014, in Manchester, the leaders of six northern cities pitched their aspirations for better rail inter-connections to the wider world. The Chancellor of Exchequer was on hand to say: “the money will be found”. The new buzzword, courtesy … Read more › “Greengauge 21 welcomes the National Infrastructure Commissions’ Report on Rail Needs for the North and Midlands”
On 30th June 2020 the Prime Minister announced a review would be undertaken into union connectivity, exploring ways to improve connectivity between our 4 nations and bring forward funding to accelerate infrastructure projects. Chaired by Sir Peter Hendy CBE, … Read more › “Response to the Union Connectivity Review”