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Rail industry unresponsive to our needs, says SW councils

RAIL

Rhodri Clark
16 March 2018
Cornwall: working with Network Rail “difficult”
Cornwall: working with Network Rail “difficult”

 

Cumbersome industry processes are preventing railway investment that would support local housing and economic growth and improve modal integration, local authorities in the south-west of England have said. One example quoted is a £5,000 cycle parking scheme at a station that was abandoned because securing rail industry permissions would have cost £20,000.

In their responses to the DfT’s consultation on the next Great Western franchise (LTT 08 Dec 17), local authorities stress...

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