Excerpt from www.modernrailways.co.uk
Johnathan Roberts of JRC consulting writes about some of the 30 rail projects in the Government's new six-year Growth Fund including Halton Curve reopening and Cornish resignalling.
"The coalition Government announced on 7 July 2014 the first winners for the six year Growth Fund (2015-16 to 2021-22) among the wide ranging-bids from the 39 English Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). These are the more localised, business-led successors to the Regional Development Agencies.
Over 30 rail-related projects and another 18 significant public transport schemes (eight pointing to bus rapid transit - BRT) were given explicit support and funding in the six-year project decisions."
Full Article LEP approved public transport schemes, July 2014