Transport Committee

Rail infrastructure investment inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Initial deadline for this inquiry was Monday 18 December 2017. However, the Committee is still accepting written submissions.


Scope of the inquiry

The process for deciding the funding and outputs of Network Rail for the control period 2019-2024 is underway. Against this background, the Committee wishes to understand whether the current system of planning and delivering investment in rail infrastructure is adequate. The Committee is particularly interested in submissions addressing:

  •  The impact of postponing renewals from the current control period into the next and the implications of the Secretary of State’s decision to remove enhancements from the control period process
  • The adequacy of the control period process in enabling the delivery of long term rail infrastructure objectives
  • Whether Network Rail’s long term planning process is effective in providing the industry with strategic direction beyond the five year control period
Terms of reference: Rail infrastructure investment Send a written submission

Latest evidence

  • 26 Mar 2018 - Rail infrastructure investment - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF322 KB) HC 582 | Published 29 Mar 2018

    Evidence given by Joanna Whittington, Chief Executive Officer, and John Larkinson, Director of Railway Markets and Economics, Office of Rail and Road; Mark Carne, Chief Executive, and Jo Kaye, Managing Director, System Operator, Network Rail (at 5.30pm).

  • 26 Feb 2018 - Rail infrastructure investment - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF368 KB) HC 582 | Published 22 Mar 2018

    Evidence given by Geoff Brown, Chair, Peninsula Rail Task Force, Maria Machancoses, Director, Midlands Connect, Barry White, Chief Executive, Transport for the North, and Mick Noone, Director of Integrated Transport, Merseytravel; Malcolm Brown, Chief Executive, Angel Trains Ltd, Jonathan Willcock, Managing Director, Signalling Systems & Infrastructure, Alstom UK & Ireland, Rob Morris, Managing Director, Siemens Rail Automation UK, and Alan Price, Chair, Rail Sector Interest Group, Association for Consultancy and Engineering (at 5.30pm).

Next meeting(s)

30 April 2018 4:45 pm

Oral Evidence Session

Rail infrastructure investment
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Jo Johnson MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport
Brian Etheridge, Director of Rail Network Services, Department for Transport



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