The era of government-run railway infrastructure has been, for the most part, one of decline and a clear lack of ambition.
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Shapps sets a tight deadline for his independent review into High Speed Two.
The Transport Secretary this week ordered an independent commission to assess the railway’s costs and benefits.
Building the northern sections first could provide a springboard for further projects and combat the idea that the former Mayor of London is too capital-focused.
Sponsored Post: Darren Caplan: Plea to the Government – please reveal your proposals to enhance the UK’s railways
A lack of information about upcoming work, reduces rail businesses’ investment, jobs, and skills development, and threatens the ability of smaller rail firms to survive.
The Labour leader leads with the collapse of the Government’s contract with Seaborne Freight.
Whilst most drivers are pillars of the community, recent events have shown how regulation and protections can be tightened.
Public anger over disruption, fare increases, and cancelled investment needs to be answered – or they will be tempted by Labour’s calls for nationalisation.
The Transport Secretary’s announcement this week about price indices sounded timid and technocratic.
The project is already well over its original price. Some dream of abandoning it.
Justine Greening and Zac Goldsmith: Wrong scheme, wrong place – Heathrow’s third runway should never take off
Support for expansion is the prevailing wisdom, but it’s demonstrably wrong – even using the Department for Transport’s own figures.
Chris Grayling has reportedly “informed Network Rail that this must not happen again”, even as he faced a Commons vote of no confidence.
We need to inspire young people into these careers if we are to deliver our ambitious infrastructure agenda and the industrial strategy.
Sponsored Post: Darren Caplan: Rail funding is heading in the right direction, but more must be done to smooth ‘boom and bust’
Since my last article, there has been real progress to improve rail funding overall. Next we should consider how to reduce uncertainty within the supply chain.
No, we don’t believe that he should be the next Tory leader. But he would make a better Minister than some of those now in place.