THE CAPACITY CONUNDRUM

JULIAN WORTH assesses value for money options to extract additional capacity on an increasingly busy network

A funding crisis looms – and transport will not be at the top of the queue when it comes to public spending. The Control Period 6 (2019-24) settlement for Network Rail recognises that more needs to be spent on infrastructure maintenance and renewal but makes no provision for investment schemes, for which specific bids will need to be made.

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