This Progress Review looks at how recommendations within the Transport Select Committee's Rail Infrastructure Investment Report have been taken forward, a year on from the Government's response.
On 13 November 2017, Parliament's Transport Select Committee launched an inquiry into rail infrastructure investment looking at "whether the current system of planning and delivering investment in rail infrastructure is adequate".
The inquiry received a wide and varied range of written and oral evidence and published its Rail Infrastructure Investment report in June 2018, with a number of recommendations which the Government responded to in September 2018.
The Report recommended a number of changes to the delivery of rail infrastructure, calling for smoothing of renewals workloads, a rolling programme of electrification and visibility of upcoming enhancement projects, amongst others.
A year on, this progress review looks at the recommendations of pertinence to the rail supply industry and highlights where progress has been made, and where further work is required.
We hope this review acts as a guide to the key issues rail supply is facing in delivering rail projects efficiently, to time and budget. With the right policy, that encourage consistency and visibility of workloads for renewals, enhancements and electrification, the rail industry can deliver a rail network fit for the future.
More information about the Rail Infrastructure Investment inquiry, including the report and the Government's response, can be found here.