The case for investment in urban and regional rail

Where there has been investment, regional rail growth rates have been unprecedented

Regional railway demand has grown rapidly over the last decade despite limited investment. However, regional services are now beginning to feel the strain and a bolder approach is needed in order to maximise rail's contribution to economic growth. This section makes the case for why we should invest in regional rail and how this will be vital to the success of city regions.

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Destination Growth: the case for Britain's regional railways

October, 2015

This report sets out the success of regional rail over the past decade and a half despite limited investment when compared to other rail sectors. The report then goes on to develop two hypothetical scenarios to demonstrate how investment in regional rail could deliver even greater benefits, significantly reducing subsidy and growing the benefits delivered to our city region economies.