Monthly archive: February, 2016

High Speed Rail Committee publishes final report

After almost two years, 160 days of sittings, and having heard almost 1,600 petitions the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill Select Committee has published its second and final report. The Committee provided individuals and bodies directly and specially affected by the Bill with the opportunity to object to specific provisions and to seek its [ … ]

Transport for London taking over services in London could result in Crossrail 3

According to National Infrastructure Commission Chair Lord Adonis, Crossrail 3’ could happen as a result of new plans for Transport for London (TfL) to take over suburban rail services in Greater London. Lord Adonis is heading the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) investigation into Crossrail 2, due to report its recommendations to the government in the [ … ]

Making the most of High Speed Rail

The final focus group in our initial programme of engagement with the supply chain was held at the National Training Academy for Rail  (NTAR), a multi-million pound state-of-the-art facility based in Northampton which acts as an international Centre of Excellence for skills development and collaborative working in the rail industry. NTAR was developed through a public/private partnership [ … ]

Welsh Government seeks views on next Wales and Borders Rail Franchise

The Welsh Government’s Minister for Economy Science and Transport has launched a public policy consultation, which will last until 18 March 2016. Opinions are being invited on the key quality outcomes to be delivered as part of the next Wales and Borders franchise, including rail services to be delivered as part of the south east [ … ]

Rail Supply Group strategy highlights opportunities to maximise benefits to UK PLC

The Rail Supply Group (RSG) has launched its strategy to build growth in the UK rail industry and support exports. Fast Track to the Future sets out the sector’s long-term commitment to increase manufacturing and innovation capability and enhance productivity, skills and employment to support UK economic growth. High Speed Rail Industry Leaders welcomed the strategy: “The Rail Supply [ … ]