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
Views are being sought to shape the Whole Industry Strategic Plan in a call for evidence.
The Werrington dive-under has been officially opened by Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris.
The latest report from the ORR reveals the extent of Government funding of the railways during the Covid pandemic.