The UK Rail Market 2011


The UK Rail Market 2011 provides a concise overview of the structure, participants and committed programmes in Europe’s fastest growing passenger rail network. Reflecting key policy initiatives by the Coalition Government that took office in May 2010, as well as other major industry developments, the report is an invaluable guide to the complexities of the UK’s rail market.
 
The report’s content includes summarised details of the latest version of Network Rail’s spending plans up to 2014 and likely future developments and enhancements to the national network, including the possible creation of a high-speed rail system.
 
Also covered is an up-to-date overview of passenger rail franchises, including the latest traffic figures, non-franchised passenger operators and principal freight train operating companies. In addition, the railway system in Northern Ireland features in the report.
 
A section on Transport for London covers London Underground, London Overground and Docklands Light Railway, plus outlines of the latest status of key projects such as Crossrail. Operational and planned light rail and light metro systems in other UK cities are also covered.
 
Coverage of rolling stock procurement includes summaries of current vehicle purchasing programmes. The report is completed by a sector-by-sector guide to principal suppliers to the UK rail market.
 
Numerous useful links to organisation websites and to key documents are provided, enabling users to research specialist topics more deeply. Fully updated, the report’s contents reflect the situation as at October 2011.