The Inquiry


Inquiry into UK rail capacity


The All-Party Parliamentary Group for High Speed Rail has launched an inquiry to establish the future capacity requirements of Britain’s railway infrastructure and to consider the most appropriate means of addressing these requirements in order to deliver an efficient railway infrastructure that can best meet the needs of the UK in the 21st century.

The deadline for written submissions to the inquiry was Tuesday 13th March, 2012. The inquiry has two oral evidence sessions coming up on Monday 19th March and Wednesday 18th April. The final report will be published in May, 2012. 
For more detail about the first oral evidence session click here.

For more information about the inquiry click here.



Monday 19th March 2012 saw the APPG for High Speed Rail hold its first oral evidence session for its inquiry into Britain’s rail capacity.

To view the transcript of the session click here.

To view the written evidence click here.


Wednesday 18th April 2012 saw the second and final of the APPG's inquiry sessions. 


To view the transcript of the session click here.

To view the written evidence click here.



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