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We are pleased to announce the publication of our Strategic Business Case for New Lines.
We are publishing this at a time when more passengers are choosing to travel by rail than at any time for sixty years. The railway is safer than it has ever been, and punctuality is at its highest since records beganNetwork Rail, as the operator of Britain’s rail infrastructure, has undertaken a study to examine the strategic case for New Lines and help shape the future of our railways.
The key aim of the New Line project is to meet future demands for additional rail capacity from passengers and freight users. A new line will provide additional capacity in two ways:
The New Lines Programme has demonstrated that there is good value for money case for New Lines, which would meet the national objectives through:
The strategic business case document and other supporting analysis can be found below. Responses can be emailed to NewLinesProgramme@networkrail.co.uk or posted to New Lines Programme, Route Planning, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG.
If you would like to hear more information as it becomes available, please submit your email address.
A summary of the Programme aims, objectives and the business case
Strategic business case