Year: 2002

The Strategic Plan

Foreword
The way forward for Britain’s railway
Introduction
The importance of Britain’s railway
The SRA’s role
Setting priorities

Key issues for the railway
Safety
Stability and structure
The need for better performance
Delivering major infrastructure projects
The railway’s cost base
Skill shortages

Assessing the options
The SRA’s approach
Funding
The basis of the cost estimates

The priorities – short term
Developing the new industry structure
Delivering investment already committed
Improving performance
Support for freight
The refranchising programme
Project development
Improvements throughout the country
Tackling skills shortages and supporting innovation
Review of policy options

The priorities – medium term
Additional projects to meet the 10 Year Plan
Implementation
Schemes for further development

The longer term

Conclusion

Annex 1: The rail market
The passenger rail market
Trends in the passenger rail market to 2002
Forecasts for the passenger rail market to 2010 and beyond
The Strategic Routes passenger rail market
The London and South East passenger rail market
The Regional Networks passenger rail market
The rail freight market
Trends in the rail freight market to 2002
Forecasts for the rail freight market to 2010 and beyond

Annex 2: Delivery plans
Strategic Routes
CrossCountry
First Great Western
Great North Eastern Railway
Midland Mainline
Virgin West Coast
TransPennine Express
London and South East
Anglia Railways
c2c
Channel Tunnel Rail Link
Chiltern Railways
Connex South Eastern
East London Line
First Great Eastern
Gatwick Express
Island Line
Silverlink
South Central
South West Trains
Thames Trains
Thameslink
West Anglia Great Northern
Regional Networks
ARRIVA Trains Merseyside
ARRIVA Trains Northern
Central Trains
First North Western
ScotRail
Wales & Borders
Wessex Trains
Freight
Freight Small Schemes Fund
Freight IOS Schemes
Felixstowe – Nuneaton
Southampton – West Midlands
TransPennine upgrades
North London and Great Eastern freight-specific works
West Midlands freight capacity works
Further freight schemes
Glossary

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