7 February 2022
RIA has submitted a response to the National Infrastructure Commission's call for evidence on its Baseline Report.
The response sets out that the National Infrastructure Commission should:
- Retain a long-term approach including timelines for full NPR and HS2 Eastern Leg investment.
- Recognise the full value of rail as a national transport asset with the potential to address a number of the Commission's challenges including zero carbon, digital transformation and levelling up.
- Include rail fares and other incentives in wider consideration of demand management in order to maximise the benefits and attract more passengers to use the railways.
- Encourage rail clients and the Infrastructure Bank to consider new models to support private funding and finance in rail.