Guidance

Rail market-led proposals

Call for ideas for proposals to enhance the railway that are financially credible without government support and guidance for promoters and investors.

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Rail market-led proposals: call for ideas

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Rail market-led proposals: guidance

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This call for ideas is for proposals to enhance the railway that are financially credible without government support.

We want to provide a sustainable future for the rail sector and open up the development and delivery of rail infrastructure to:

  • increase overall investment in the railway
  • relieve the burden on taxpayers and farepayers, where possible
  • open up the development and delivery of rail infrastructure to take full advantage of new and innovative ideas
  • create real contestability in the market

The guidance provides clarity on what the Department for Transport wants from market-led proposals to enhance the railway and the process by which the department will consider them. The guidance should be read with the Rail network enhancements pipeline (RNEP) which sets out the pipeline’ approach for enhancements.

Dates for the Rail Investment Opportunity Days announced

Rail Investment Opportunity Days are going to be taking place in:

  • London at the Park Plaza Victoria, 239 Vauxhall Bridge Road on Monday 14 May 2018, from 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Birmingham at the MacDonald Burlington Hotel, 126 New Street on Tuesday 5 June 2018, from 9:00am to 4:30pm

Please email RailMLP@dft.gsi.gov.uk to register your interest

Published 20 March 2018
Last updated 17 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Rail investment opportunity days for 14 May and 5 June 2018 announced.
  2. First published.