- Report shows sector with lowest investment has seen fastest growth
- New regional rail train fleet would bring at least £3.90 of benefits for every pound invested
- Call for end to investment 'ice age' on regional rail as commuter numbers soar
Regional and Urban Rail
In a statement published today pteg has called for the current reviews of the future of Network Rail to ensure that the railways map onto the geographies and governance of an increasingly devolved Britain.
The statement can be downloaded below.
In response to the announcement by Network Rail today (25th June) Tobyn Hughes, who leads on rail for pteg said:
- 'Delivering the future' calls for new national freight strategy -
A new report from pteg shows how the North’s booming railways are integral to its economic prospects; and shows why future plans for the North’s railways should be based on expansion and growth.
‘The Economic Value of Rail in the North of England’ finds that:
- Lightweight regional trains allocated same share of maintenance costs as much heavier Intercity trains -
- A fairer system of cost allocation would reduce regional rail’s share of government support by around 50% –
Transport leaders from across the regions have welcomed HS2’s phase 2 public consultation launch as a significant step forward in connecting eight of our ten major cities.
PTE support puts dozens of stations back on the map
Million users a year at some Beeching survivor stations
Commenting on Campaign for Better Transport's ‘Going Local: Lessons for rail policy from London Overground and Merseyrail’ report, published today (Thursday 7th Feb), pteg Director, Jonathan Bray, said:
Following the announcement today of the next phase of high speed rail and the publication of the routes to Leeds and Manchester, Geoff Inskip, the lead on rail issues for pteg said: