Options for regional rail

This report shows that Britain’s regional rail networks could achieve major gains by reforms to cut out profit leakage and fragmentation.

The report quantifies the benefits, suggests alternative structures, and draws lessons from other rail systems in Europe. The report presents options for regional transport authorities that run from those currently available or likely to become available with limited reform right through to options under a fully-integrated ‘GB Rail’ model, as developed in the Rebuilding Rail report below. It shows that British regions and devolved nations stand to gain most from radical rather than incremental change.

Commissioned by Urban Transport Group, formerly pteg (2013).

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