Williams-Shapps Plan: creating the new model railway


CP6 project, but what funding next time round? Work in progress on the flyover at Bletchley for East West Rail on 31 July 2021; the last beam on the rebuilt structure was installed on 18 August.
Phil Marsh

In the four months since it was published, transport professionals have been worrying away at the detail of the Williams-Shapps Plan and have come up with common concerns. In particular, the lack of detail on how the high level aspirations will be achieved on the real railway When it comes to getting from today’s hybrid railway to the all-encompassing Great British Railways, there are simply too many blindingly obvious known unknowns. Fortunately, Department for Transport civil servants are already at work on ensuring that when policies emerge from this primordial soup of good intentions, a formal structure will be waiting.


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