It is hoped that the delayed Integrated Rail Plan (IRP) will be published in the first quarter of 2021, according to Jon Loveday, Director of Infrastructure, Enterprise and Growth at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority.
Speaking at February 4’s The future of rail infrastructure in the UK - CP6, the Integrated Rail Plan, and delivering modernisation virtual conference, Loveday explained that in the past six months “there has been a flurry of publications - much more than normal. We are all waiting for the IRP.”
While policy is not part of its remit, Loveday said the IPA was pushing hard to connect various parts of Government, such as Ministry of Housing and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, to work together on projects.
- For the FULL story, and more from the conference, read RAIL 925, published on February 24, and available digitally from February 20.