Some 17 months later than promised the White Paper the rail industry has been waiting for looks set to be published this coming Thursday. Whilst many in the industry can anticipate the changes that are to be proposed it is anticipated that much more work will be needed to flesh out the detail and it won't address some key questions which we expect will be addressed by the Integrated Rail Plan...which has also been delayed. One thing it should do it remove the limbo that the sector has felt due to the continued delay in publication, whether it will enable projects to proceed, contracts to be awarded and travel by rail to bounce back is another question. Watch this space....