DfT publishes funding plans for Control Period 7

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published the High-Level Output Specification (HLOS) and Statement of Funds Available (SoFA) for the railway in England and Wales for April 2024 to March 2029, Control Period 7 (CP7). This commits to £44 billion...

Dartmoor Line passes 250,000 journeys on its first anniversary

Just over a year after the Dartmoor Line reopened to regular passenger trains, journey numbers on the line have passed 250,000, with the arrival of an extra special visitor, Rail Minister Huw Merriman, on Monday 28 November to officially...

Autumn Statement commits to rail projects but concerns remain

Yesterday, Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt delivered his Autumn Statement which included a number of measures related to transport infrastructure, the railway industry and rail supply businesses. A key takeaway, welcomed by the industry, was the confirmation that the...

Northern Powerhouse Rail is best option for economic growth says Transport for the North

Lord McLoughlin, Chair of Transport for the North (TfN) has responded to reports that Northern Powerhouse Rail will be scaled back. Lord McLoughlin said: “We will wait to see in two weeks’ time what the Autumn Statement says, but the...

Sustained investment in the North’s rail network remains vital

Transport for the North (TfN) has today called on the government for transport investment that will help transform the North of England’s economy and lay the foundations for sustainable future growth. The TfN Board has written to the new...

TfL long term funding settlement agreed

The Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps has announced the agreement of a new long-term funding settlement between Transport for London (TfL) and government. The final extraordinary funding settlement expired on 3 August and a new settlement has...

Government’s decarbonisation ambition demands clear strategy for sustainable rail

The UK Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan, and Rail Environment Policy, show that rail must be at the heart of the UK’s sustainable transport system, says rail body RSSB. RSSB experts believe the Government’s ambitions and positive tone need to be...

Rail Delivery Group responds to publication of government Transport Decarbonisation Plan

In response to the government's publication of the Transport Decarbonisation Plan to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport by 2050, Andy Bagnall, Director General of the Rail Delivery Group, said: “Taking the train is already one of the greenest ways...

ScotRail to move to Scottish Government ownership

Change will take effect from early 2022 ScotRail services will be provided within Scottish Government ownership from the expiry of the current ScotRail franchise, currently expected in March 2022.   Speaking in a statement to Parliament today (17 March), Transport Secretary...

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DfT publishes funding plans for Control Period 7

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published the High-Level Output Specification (HLOS) and Statement of Funds Available (SoFA) for...