Evidence for NIC’s Rail Needs Assessment
20 Miles More submitted evidence to the National Infrastructure Committee (NIC’s) Rail Needs Assessment of the North and Midlands. Our submission presented the opportunity for a comprehensive review of Phase 2b takes place with the remit to serve all the major population centres of the North West.
We believe that an alternative routing for Phase 2b that achieves this objective, and which
will be both less expensive and more environmentally sensitive, is a practical proposition.
Moreover, it will release capacity for vital freight services from the Port of Liverpool, which
is critically important for UK trade in the post-Brexit era.
We present our proposal for such a routing. We stress that it is indicative only but believe
that it addresses the aim of the NIC to deliver a modern, high speed and high capacity
rail network for the North West.
The submission is available here: 20 Miles More Response to NIC Call for Evidence