Capacity Crunch Looms on Busy Network as Policy Failures Bite

Coming developments in the UK’s railway market are described in this article. In the summer of 2007 the following topics promise to be important: the publication of the High Level Output Specification and the Statement of Funds Available, the white paper on long-term railway policy, a comprehensive spending review, the start of procurement for the Inter-City Express project, funding considerations for Thameslink modernization, possible royal assent for the Crossrail bill, winners of franchises for a number of new and existing lines, re-letting of certain franchises, and the awarding of the London Rail concession. Details of the UK rail market are given, including charts showing passenger levels, access charge setting procedures, freight trends, and government support for rail activities. There is also a description of the Department for Transport’s Rail Group and its decision-making structure.


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  • Accession Number: 01042909
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 22 2007 12:16PM