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UK: An online Better Value Rail Toolkit has been launched to help organisations sponsoring rail projects make the right decisions at the early stages, ensure that rail is the best option and save time and money during the process.

The website has been jointly developed by the Department for Transport, Network Rail and the Office of Rail & Road. The tools are grouped into four main areas: strategy, explore, examine, and culture & capability.

‘The Better Value Rail Toolkit has been developed based on listening extensively to stakeholders about how we can provide clear advice and support, be easier to do business with and help ensure focus on schemes which have a good chance of being delivered’, explained Network Rail CEO Andrew Haines.

‘That’s why we believe the toolkit will help us turn good ideas into great schemes, delivering for passengers, local communities and the taxpayer.’