The need for project SPEED in UK’s railway plan

Electrification of a railway line in Britain, source: Network Rail

Swift, Pragmatic and Efficient Enhancement Delivery. That is both the message and a new initiative called SPEED, backed by the UK government and developed by Network Rail, the UK infrastructure management agency. The project has the endorsement of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who claimed that the UK is in the middle of the biggest railway investment programme since the Victorian Era, and needs to move faster. He said that with so much of the UK infrastructure antiquated, investment in rail was critical to the economic recovery of the UK, and in delivering his ‘build back better’ agenda.

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Author: Simon Walton

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