Independent Transport Commission launches high-speed rail report

The Independent Transport Commission today (November 20) launched its Ambitions and Opportunities: Understanding the Spatial Effects of High Speed Rail report, examining the regeneration and connectivity benefits of the European high-speed rail network.

The report draws on best practice from Paris, Randstad NL, Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam), Liege, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Utrecht, Antwerp, Rotterdam and Avignon. The idea is to create a ‘tool-kit’ for policy makers in the UK, to provide lessons from the case studies of those countries to enable the UK to best capture high-speed rail investment.

The ITC is an independent land use and transport think tank, which is a research charity providing insight and analysis of long-term strategic issues affecting these two areas.

  • For more information on this story, see RAIL 763, published December 10.

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