policy

WLR in Hansford Review

2017-08-30T11:40:39+00:00August 1st, 2017|Tags: , |

The Windsor Link Railway has been listed in the Hansford Review*. Mark Carne, Chief Executive of Network Rail says: Network Rail is ultimately accountable to the public for the safety and operation of the vast majority of the rail network in Britain. But that should not mean that Network Rail is the only body that can build or renew infrastructure on or around the railway. I believe in the power of competition to drive efficiency, creativity and innovation. […]

Government Gives Private Investment Green Light

2017-12-16T12:55:48+00:00July 10th, 2017|Tags: , |

The Government has given the green light to private investment in its new Transport Investment Strategy, published last week, saying: We are actively seeking to consider opportunities where private finance can play a role in delivering better value for money, or help us deliver more quickly and innovatively. […]

First new private railway in 100 years, Florida USA

2017-07-10T18:26:31+00:00January 17th, 2017|Tags: |

In Florida, they're building the first new privately funded railway for over 100 years with a company called Brightline. President, Mike Reininger, says: The idea is to make something more reliable, more comfortable and more convenient than the alternatives. Trends in the USA and the UK often follow each other. The Windsor Link Railway will also be the first privately funded addition to the core railway network in Britain for over 100 years, giving similar benefits of lower fares and better, more frequent [...]