‘Urgent’ review of rail plans needed after confidence hit by HS2 cut, says Armitt

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NIC chair calls for look at rail investment following Manchester decision, as group releases second national infrastructure assessment

The government’s top infrastructure advisor has called for an ‘urgent and comprehensive’ review of rail priorities for the North and Midlands to restore confidence after the cancellation of HS2. 

National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) chair, Sir John Armitt, said the government’s recent policy change had replaced a long-term strategy for rail, in the form of 2021’s Integrated Rail Plan (IRP), with “a collection of rail projects at various stages of maturity”. 

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