Funding railway infrastructure when there is no magic money tree

Jason Chamberlain, Partner, Asset Finance at Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), provides insight into how local authorities in the UK might raise the necessary capital to fund the much-needed additions and improvements to rail infrastructure in the coming years.

LVC magic money tree

‘Nothing is easier than spending public money’

“[The] biggest investment in…rail since the Victorian era,” so said the UK Government in 2012. However, many years from now, upon researching when you look up ‘The Golden Age of Rail’, I doubt it will bring up ‘The Victorian Age, and 2012-2017’.

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