The Government decision in October 2023 to scrap the section of HS2 between the West Midlands and Crewe (Phase 2a), ended a 15-year period of cross-party consensus on the project, and drove a coach and horses through the rail sector’s … Read more › “West Midlands – Crewe: the key choices”
Integrated Rail Plan
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”
Greengauge 21 has undertaken a detailed review of the National Infrastructure Commission’s ‘Rail Needs’ report. While others have criticised the NIC’s report for not sticking rigidly with plans drawn up 11 years ago, we see it as an opportunity to … Read more › “Rail Investment for the North & Midlands: how to make it happen…”