Policy paper

Rail network enhancements pipeline

A new approach for rail network enhancement proposals that require government funding.


Rail network enhancements pipeline: a new approach for rail enhancements

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The ‘Rail network enhancements pipeline’ (RNEP), sets out a new approach for rail proposals that require government funding. This approach creates a rolling programme of investment, focused on outcomes that provide benefits for passengers, freight users and the economy and moving government investment in enhancements away from a rigid 5 year cycle.

This guidance should be read alongside the Rail market-led proposals guidance for promoters who are considering funding or financing for at least part of a market-led proposal to enhance the railway.

Published 20 March 2018