TransportXtra features news, opinion and analysis from the UK transport policy & planning;
passenger transport; urban development & parking industries.

HS2 roundtables discuss integrated rail plan

Transport minister kicks off series of virtual meetings with leaders from North and Midlands

Mark Moran
17 June 2020
The Government has committed to draw up an integrated rail plan
The Government has committed to draw up an integrated rail plan

 

HS2 Minister Andrew Stephenson is hosting a series of virtual meetings with leaders from across the North and Midlands, ensuring regional representatives can voice their priorities for the integrated rail plan (IRP) and the current plans for HS2, Northern Powerhouse rail (NPR) and Midlands Engine Rail.

As part of the decision to proceed with HS2 announced in February 2020, the Government has committed to drawing up an integrated rail plan, informed by an assessment from the National Infrastructure Commission, in order to look at how to deliver transformational rail improvements to the north and Midlands as quickly as possible, whilst driving down unnecessary costs and over-specification.

The roundtables, which form one part of the engagement process, will seek the views of local authorities, metro mayors, local enterprise partnerships and chambers of commerce.

Over the next two weeks, the minister, along with HS2 Ltd and Network Rail officials, will meet with 70 representatives from the North West, North East, Yorkshire, East and West Midlands, with further roundtable events set to take place later in the year.

HS2 minister Andrew Stephenson said: “Our plan for a better connected country and for stronger regional economies is best realised with the voices of all of our towns and cities at the table. Even as we work to tackle COVID-19, these meetings will ensure we do not lose momentum on developing the vital infrastructure needed for the future as quickly as possible.

“I am determined to ensure each region’s voice is heard as we develop our integrated rail plan, to help deliver a coordinated, pragmatic strategy best suited to the needs of communities across the north and Midlands.

“The integrated rail plan will set out how to efficiently deliver rail investments to best suit the needs of those in the Midlands and north in an integrated way, and will be published at the end of the year. It will also have a focus on ensuring that lessons are learned from phase 1 of HS2 to drive down costs.”

 
 
Principal Planning Officer – Strategic Transportation
Bridgend County Borough Council
Bridgend
£35,934 - £37,849 per annum
Senior Investment Planning Manager
Highways England
Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds
£48,155 - 55,379.00
Strategy Programme Manager - Implementation
Hertfordshire County Council
Hertford
£34,788 - £42,683 + £2000 market forces payment p.a.
View all Vacancies
 
Search
 

TransportXtra is part of Landor LINKS

© 2020 TransportXtra | Landor LINKS Ltd | All Rights Reserved

Subscriptions, Magazines & Online Access Enquires
[Frequently Asked Questions]
Email: subs.ltt@landor.co.uk | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7959

Shop & Accounts Enquires
Email: accounts@landor.co.uk | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7855

Advertising Sales & Recruitment Enquires
Email: daniel@landor.co.uk | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7861

Events & Conference Enquires
Email: conferences@landor.co.uk | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7865

Press Releases & Editorial Enquires
Email: info@transportxtra.com | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7875

Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Advertise

Web design sussex by Brainiac Media 2020