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Design2158 What BML2 will do for

Kent and Tunbridge wells

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Going underground – private sector backs Brighton Main Line 2

The March issue of RAIL PROFESSIONAL features the latest developments surrounding the BML2 Project and the private sector organisations intending to bring it to fruition.


Rail Professional Cover _ March 2017 Editor Lorna Slade says:


“We are honoured to have a ‘scoop’ in Rail Professional from the BML2 Project Group (interview) announcing its new ability to move towards a fully professional project funding.

The group considering a new tunnelled route going through to Stratford via Canary Wharf was the catalyst for a number of infrastructure businesses to come together under the London and South Coast Railway Consortium (LSCR) to examine the concept of a tunnelled solution and the business case – encouraged by the government’s increasing appetite for private investment. Now there is a real prospect that the years of campaigning by BML2 will finally pay off.”


BML2 project manager Brian Hart thanked Rail Professional for its coverage of this important scheme and told its readers: “Dependent upon the outcome of the feasibility study there is the potential for the LSCR Consortium to fund, design and deliver a project with all the benefits of BML2 and the London link tunnel. The Consortium which is now taking the project forward is operating on the basis that private sector funding through international investors would be made available for 100 per cent of the scheme.

Railways are simply the best generator of growth, and infrastructure projects like BML2 really deliver on the Government’s drive to create a modern industrial strategy.”
To read the full interview ONLINE click here and go to page 74 of the March issue of RAIL PROFESSIONAL


Note for editors: RAIL PROFESSIONAL is a monthly business-orientated railway journal read by the industry’s managers. Launched in 1996, the magazine was born out of the privatisation of the industry and the need to provide a managerial forum for the new rail business community.