Rail infrastructure investment Contents



1 Background and context

Governance and delivery of rail infrastructure investment

Our inquiry and this Report

2 The electrification debate

The case for electrification in 2012

The cancellation announcement, July 2017

Reaction to the announcement

Our scrutiny of the decision

National Audit Office investigation

Coherence of the DfT’s strategy

3 Regional disparities and economic rebalancing

Are there disparities?

Past spending

Analytical difficulties

Planned spending

The views of regional transport bodies

The “rebalancing toolkit”

4 Funding and processes for CP

Context for change: Network Rail route devolution

Control Period 6 specification and funding


Historic “lumpiness” of renewals expenditure

New processes for further enhancement of the railway

Bowe review and enhancements MoU

Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline

Market-led proposals

Conclusions and Recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 28 June 2018