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E-Rail is a finalist at Spotlight Rail Awards

We’re delighted to be a finalist at the 2023 Spotlight Rail Awards. E-Rail is a finalist in the ‘Service of the Year’ category along with other shortlisted entries from GoMedia and Greater Anglia. George Hazel, Director of E-Rail said:  “Our unique way of funding rail projects is a game-changer for public transport investment and can […]

Harnessing funds for railway restoration or implementation

Are you missing out on valuable funds to make your infrastructure project happen?     It is normal for local authorities to use mechanisms within the planning process such as Section 106, or in the case of Scotland Section 72 contributions, or wider instruments such as Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to raise money to make sure […]

Transport funding with a difference

Britain’s railways are enjoying a renaissance and new stations are opening across the UK as we wake up to the social, economic and environmental benefits of rail says John McGregor, Director of E-Rail, a company that is leading an innovative approach to funding transport initiatives that could see more projects take off in the North […]

E-Rail explores LVC funding for scheme in Oxfordshire

E-Rail has been commissioned by the Witney Oxford Transport Group to bring its ground-breaking Land Value Capture (LVC) methodology to a new transport scheme in Oxfordshire. This adds to a growing portfolio of studies on the applicability of LVC throughout the UK, and after E-Rail successfully worked with Northumberland County Council to secure the first […]

E-Rail asked to consider LVC funding for schemes in Scotland

E-Rail has been commissioned by Glasgow City Council to bring its ground-breaking Land Value Capture (LVC) methodology to a new transport scheme in Scotland. This adds to a growing portfolio of studies on the applicability of LVC throughout the UK, and after E-Rail successfully worked with Northumberland County Council to secure the first true LVC […]

E-Rail on Times Radio

E-Rail featured on Times Radio’s early morning breakfast show on Friday 23 April. George Hazel was interviewed to explain how E-Rail can be used to help get more projects off the ground, the benefits for taxpayers and if E-Rail’s pioneering funding model could be applied to other projects outside of the railway. E-Rail – working with Northumberland […]

E-Rail wins Scottish Prestige Award for ‘Transport Funding Company of the Year

E-Rail has been crowned ‘Transport Funding Company of the Year’ after being recognised by Corporate LiveWire’s 2020/2021 Scottish Prestige Awards. The awards recognise small and medium-sized businesses that have proven to be the best in their market over the past 12 months. The judging criteria covered areas such as service excellence, quality of the product/ […]

E-Rail seeks to bring LVC funding to more schemes in the North East

E-Rail has been commissioned by Transport North East to bring its ground-breaking Land Value Capture (LVC) methodology to transport schemes in the region. This comes after E-Rail successfully worked with Northumberland County Council to secure the first true LVC in the UK, generating up to 30% of the cost of reopening the Northumberland Line. George […]

E-Rail’s director joins board

E-Rail Director, Dr George Hazel, has been appointed as a board member of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT). SPT is the largest of Scotland’s seven regional transport partnerships. SPT run the Glasgow Subway, a host of specialist bus services and are responsible for delivering better public transport for all. Dr Hazel is committed to supporting organisations […]

‘First of a kind’ groundbreaking model helps to fund the re-opening of UK rail line

Land Value Capture contributions will generate up to 30% of the cost of reopening of the Northumberland Line. First true Land Value Capture that works in the UK. This approach can be used to deliver most fixed transport infrastructure projects, including contributing to proposals currently shortlisted for “Restoring Your Railways” funding. A new and unique […]