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Guiding rail strategies

Rail advice for government

Under the devolution agenda, there are more opportunities than ever for local and regional government and Local Enterprise Partnerships to shape rail strategy to underpin your plans for economic growth and to secure a share of new funding streams.

In this changing environment, the financial and economic advantage will increasingly go to those who engage with the Department for Transport, Network Rail and Train Operating Companies at a strategic level, demonstrating evidence-based strategies and proposing innovative approaches to risk sharing.

How we can help

At SLC Rail we help review the strategic role of rail in your region, its relationship to economic growth and the ways in which the rail network needs to develop to support local people and businesses.

We will work closely with you to understand your current rail network and services, and both the constraints upon and opportunities for growth. Together with you, your partners and stakeholders we will develop strategies and outline rail schemes to bring about the long-term and more immediate developments that you seek.

Our process involves:

  • Identifying current travel markets, to create a baseline for future developments
  • Reviewing your economic plans, to specify requirements for future rail services
  • Analysing the gap between current rail capabilities and future requirements
  • Evaluating options for rail schemes, including both train services and infrastructure
  • Helping you to determine priorities, value for money and deliverability of schemes

Throughout this process we will help you express your aspirations and make your case in terms that both the rail industry and central government will understand and respect.

Experienced, committed professionals

Our people have experience ranging from senior commercial and operational rail management through to detailed train service planning and timetabling. Our experience comes from working in government, for train operators, investing and commercial organisations and other parts of railway operations.

All of us share a commitment not just to developing the best solutions for our clients, but also to creating lasting value in the railway network and the societies it serves.

More information

For more details or to discuss how we could help with your projects, please contact us.

Advising TOCs and government on rail strategy

Contact us

Call: 0121 285 2622

Email: enquiries@slcrail.com


Our offices:

Suite 203 Guildhall Buildings

12 Navigation Street


B2 4BT


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