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Competition and contestability review to be chaired by Professor Peter Hansford

Competition and contestability review to be chaired by Professor Peter Hansford: Professor Peter Hansford - landscape

Wednesday 7 Dec 2016

Network Rail announced today, Wednesday 7 December, that Professor Peter Hansford is to chair an independent review into all barriers that prevent alternative project delivery models.

The announcement follows a speech last week by chief executive Mark Carne where he pledged his commitment to removing any barriers to competition in all elements of delivering projects.

Response to UK government announcement re reform of rail

Response to UK government announcement re reform of rail: Network Rail logo RGB

Tuesday 6 Dec 2016

Network Rail has provided a response to the UK government's announcement today.

Latest regional news

Transport Minister opens new £41m Edinburgh Gateway station

Transport Minister opens new £41m Edinburgh Gateway station: Edinburgh Gateway-10

Friday 9 Dec 2016

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf officially opened the new £41m Edinburgh Gateway train-tram interchange today (Friday, December 9).

New lifts and footbridge means ‘Access for All’ at Penrith station

New lifts and footbridge means ‘Access for All’ at Penrith station: Rory Stewart MP, Mike Tonkin chair of Eden District Council, Yvonne South from the Eden mobility passenger group, and Lorna Shaw, a local user of Penrith station

Friday 9 Dec 2016

A £3m investment into new facilities at Penrith station means all passengers now have better, easier access to train services.

First phase of Calder Valley upgrade completed on time and under budget

First phase of Calder Valley upgrade completed on time and under budget: Rail minister Paul Maynard officially opening the new platform 4 at Rochdale station

Friday 9 Dec 2016

Rail minister Paul Maynard joined Network Rail, Rochdale Borough Council and Northern at Rochdale station today (Thursday 8 December) to celebrate the completion of the first phase of upgrades on the Calder Valley line that runs between Manchester Victoria and Leeds via Bradford.

Safety boost for Oxford residents as new footbridge opens as part of Railway Upgrade Plan

Safety boost for Oxford residents as new footbridge opens as part of Railway Upgrade Plan: Aristotle Opening-4969

Thursday 8 Dec 2016

Oxford residents will be safer and school children will benefit from a bigger playground thanks to a new footbridge installed over the railway by Network Rail.