Category Archives: Rail Strategy

Reaction to the Integrated Rail Plan

The government’s long-awaited Integrated Rail Plan was finally published on 18th November. In (very brief) summary Most of the eastern leg of HS2 will be cancelled. It will go from Birmingham to the Nottingham area, there will be no continuation … Continue reading

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Re-franchising of Northern and TransPennine Express – Invitation to Tender published

The Department for Transport has now published their requirements for the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises in the form of Invitations To Tender. They have also published a Stakeholder Briefing Document, which summarises the responses received to the consultation and … Continue reading

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Network Rail – Regional urban market study 2013 draft for consultation

Network Rail have done their draft regional Urban Market Study, using West Yorkshire as a prototype for their new approach to developing plans for the future. “The regional urban market study draft for consultation is one of four consultation documents … Continue reading

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SHRUG meeting with Transport for Greater Manchester

Members of SHRUG representatives met with officers from TfGM and Metro on 19th March 2013, as a follow-up to a previous meeting in September 2012. Items discussed included Northern Hub timescales Electrification Work Planning for Future Service Patterns from 2016-18 … Continue reading

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