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East West claims development award

The East West Rail Consortium has been recognised at the inaugural Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) President’s Special Recognition Awards, winning the award for Meaningful Devolution for all Communities across the UK.

The case study on which the award was made was entitled East West Rail Consortium - Pioneering a New Approach to Rail Investment and Delivery. It notes how the business case for East West Rail was developed and promoted by a consortium of local authorities and strategic partners.

In 2012, Government announced that it would fund the project for delivery in the 2014-2019 Control Period. It is “rare, if not unique, for Government to invest in a project of this scale that has been promoted from outside the rail industry”, the Consortium says.

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