Government must revisit IRP decisions, says TSC

The Transport Select Committee (TSC) says the government must reassess its Integrated Rail Plan (IRP) because alternative options have not been properly tested. 

Furthermore, its report into the IRP, published on 27 July, says key elements of the economic impacts of varying options for Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) have been left out, meaning value for money and economic return cannot be compared and validated. The evidence base for the IRP must, says the report, be reconsidered in the light of the Government’s aim to end regional imbalances.

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