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Integrated rail plan

Inquiry

The Committee is interested in the implications of the Integrated Rail Plan (IRP) for the economy and rail capacity and connectivity. We are particularly interested in receiving written evidence that addresses:

  • The contribution that the IRP will make to rail capacity and connectivity for (a) passengers and (b) freight in (i) the Midlands and the North and (ii) the UK
  • Whether and how the IRP will “level up” communities in the Midlands and the North
  • How the IRP will affect rail infrastructure and services outside the Midlands and the North
  • The challenges to central Government, Great British Railways, regional and local authorities, transport bodies and other stakeholders in delivering the IRP
  • How the rail schemes in the IRP will integrate and interact with HS2
  • How the rail improvement schemes in the IRP were selected, and whether those selections represent equity between and within regions
  • Whether the IRP represents value for money for UK taxpayers

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Thursday 27 January 2022.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Second Report - The Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands
Inquiry Integrated rail plan
Committees Transport Committee
HC 292
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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23 March 2022
Inquiry Integrated rail plan
Witnesses Department for Transport, and Department for Transport
Committees Transport Committee
Oral Evidence
23 March 2022
Inquiry Integrated rail plan
Witnesses National Infrastructure Commission, and Network Rail
Committees Transport Committee
Oral Evidence
9 March 2022
Inquiry Integrated rail plan
Witnesses Gareth Dennis (Lecturer in Railways Studies at University of Birmingham), European Platform for Transport Sciences, Institute for Advanced Studies, and Karen Heppenstall (Head of Rail at Midlands Connect)
Committees Transport Committee
Oral Evidence
IRP0111 - Integrated rail plan
Witnesses West Midlands Combined Authority
Committees Transport Committee
Written Evidence
IRP0110 - Integrated rail plan
Witnesses West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Committees Transport Committee
Written Evidence
IRP0108 - Integrated rail plan
Witnesses Mr M G Crowhurst
Committees Transport Committee
Written Evidence

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