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Death of Andre Benard, the creator of the Channel Tunnel with Alastair Morton.

Lord Berkeley

t160325 Andre Benard notice le Figaro Andre Benard died on 15 March 2016 at the age of 93.  He was chairman or co-chairman with Sir Alastair Morton during the construction period of the Channel Tunnel 1987 to 1993.  Their partnership through difficult financial and contractual crises achieved its completion and formal opening by HM Queen Elizabeth…

When will an international train stop at “Stratford International”?

Baroness Valentine

I sit on the excitingly named “European Sub Committee B” which scrutinises European legislation to do with infrastructure. Currently we are looking at the “4th Railway Package” which is essentially about freeing up railway infrastructure so that it is easier for people to travel by train across Europe and easier for train companies of different…

Tunnel Vision?

Guest Contributor

Today the EU Sub-Committee on the Internal Market, Energy and Transport published our report on the Channel Tunnel , entitled ‘Tunnel Vision?’ The report is the culmination of seven months of hard work, huge stimulation and some humorous moments.  The members of the Committee have become railway enthusiasts and, indeed, experts! The Committee agreed to…

Planning Bill

Lord Soley

There was an important debate on the Planning Bill last Thursday. The Conservatives had put down an amendment that would have taken the final say away from the Infrastructure Planning Commission – a proposed new independent body that would deal with major infrastructure programmes. Instead the final say would be with the government and Parliament.…