Encouraging to see positive ministerial support and follow through on some election commitments to supporting regional rail projects. Perfect Circle and our supply chain partners at SLC developed a strong business case for the Northumberland Line and helped the County Council in unlocking the scheme. This will bring significant benefits to the region and is a really exciting prospect to be involved in as we start 2020.
Government to invigorate rail connections across the north-east of England with more modern and reliable services for passengers. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps committed to reinvigorating rail connections across the north-east, outlining how new investment will boost the rail network as the government looks to level up infrastructure across the country. There is ‘Huge potential’ of reopening Beeching lines, such as Ashington to Blyth passenger services as part of £500 million fund