Projects to increase connectivity and capacity, including HS2 and the Northern Powerhouse rail link, will introduce a step-change in one of our oldest forms of public transport. As well as a long and proud heritage, the UK also has a dynamic rail future.
Our Rail group explores issues relating to the funding, design and delivery of our railways. Where possible we engage stakeholders in the rail sector – everyone from Network Rail, the ORR, Transport for London, train operators and the Department for Transport.
The group informs ACE’s thought-leadership in this area producing innovative yet tangible proposals to meet the needs of the UK’s rail sector, regularly responds to government consultations, holds events and writes articles for the trade press.
The group meets quarterly. Members include representatives of the following ACE member companies: AECOM, Alan Baxter, Amey, Arcadis, Arup, Cass Hayward, Fairhurst, GESL, PB World, Ramboll UK, Tony Gee and Turntown.
The Chair is Mike Brown of GESL.
ACE's submission to Government departments.
National infrastructure and construction procurement pipeline 2020/21
Detailed member-only briefing on the IPA's analysis of the upcoming public sector pipeline.
Budget 2020 - Initial briefing
Three page briefing on major announcements at Budget 2020.
Budget 2020 - Detailed analysis
Detailed member-only analysis of Budget 2020.
ACE Manifesto: Infrastructure for everyone
Outlining a raft of policies ready for all political parties to engage with.
Autumn Budget 2018: ACE Submission
ACE submission to HM Treasury in advance of the Autumn Budget 2018.
ACE responds to GLA's future rail consultation.
Transport for the North's strategic plan
ACE responds to TfN's draft strategic plan.
Network Rail’s Strategic Business Plans for Control Period 6
High-level feedback on CP6 strategy and plans.
Improving Network Rail's renewal efficiency
Response to ORR's consultation.
Policy Briefing - Transport Investment Strategy
ACE analyses the Department for Transport's Investment Strategy.
Policy Briefing - Manifesto comparison 2017
We compare the offering for infrastructure from the three major parties.
London’s Transport Infrastructure
ACE responds to National Infrastructure Commission's call for evidence.
Investment in the Railway
ACE response to consultation on rail investment.
Signals to Invest
How we can encourage train operating companies to invest in the network.