Searching for an economic strategy to lift the UK’s growth performance (which is half of the average of the 25 richest countries), Torsten Bell, CEO of the Resolution Foundation picks out the UK’s great area of success: the second largest … Read more › “Cross Country……the heart of the nation”
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”
Submission to Transport Select Committee – implications of the Integrated Rail Plan for the economy, capacity and connectivity
Greengauge 21 welcomes the opportunity to provide evidence on the Integrated Rail Plan (IRP) as published in November 2021. Many of the Committee’s lines of enquiry are difficult to address with certainty because IRP outcomes remain the subject of further … Read more › “Submission to Transport Select Committee – implications of the Integrated Rail Plan for the economy, capacity and connectivity”
Publication of the Integrated Rail Plan (IRP) for the North and Midlands is a long-awaited moment of truth.
Northern Powerhouse Rail comes to an end at Diggle
Across the Pennines, between Manchester and Leeds, absurdly, two competing projects have been … Read more › “Integrated Rail Plan for the North & Midlands – first reactions”