Transport Select Committee: Rail Infrastructure Investment

Today the Transport Select Committee focused on the Inquiry into Rail Infrastructure Investment. 

The process for deciding the funding and outputs of Network Rail for the control period 2019-2024 is underway. Against this background, the Committee wishes to understand whether the current system of planning and delivering investment in rail infrastructure is adequate. The Committee is particularly interested in submissions addressing:

  •  The impact of postponing renewals from the current control period into the next and the implications of the Secretary of State’s decision to remove enhancements from the control period process
  • The adequacy of the control period process in enabling the delivery of long term rail infrastructure objectives
  • Whether Network Rail’s long term planning process is effective in providing the industry with strategic direction beyond the five year control period

In this session, the panel of witnesses comprised: Geoff Brown, Chair, Peninsula Rail Task Force, Maria Machancoses, Director, Midlands Connect, Barry White, Chief Executive, Transport for the North, and Mick Noone, Director of Integrated Transport, Merseytrave

Watch Huw question those giving evidence here: