The Government's preferred option for HS2's Eastern Leg may not meet its strategic priorities, according to a report made public on 24 January.
Opening of Crossrail is expected in the first half of the year.
Partnership working and a clear vision on the East Coast Digital Programme could be a template for major projects on Great British Railways, suggests the Railway Industry Association.
Passenger numbers are already falling sharply on the rail network due to the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
Tees-side to London launch and new station in Cambridgeshire among developments