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This guidance provides clarity on:
what the Department for Transport wants from rail market-led proposals to enhance the railway
the process by which rail market-led proposals will be considered
Between 31 May 2018 and 31 July 2018 the Department for Transport held a call for ideas for proposals that are financially credible without government support. There was a strong response to this call for ideas, with the department receiving 30 submissions. The department has assessed these proposals and responded to promoters.
The Department of Transport wants 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