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.
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”