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Working together
for a better railway

Working together
for a better railway

Rail Partners exists to make the railway better by harnessing the expertise and creativity of private sector operators for the benefit of those who use the railway, passengers and freight customers, and those who pay for it, including taxpayers.

Our partners

Our partners are international transport companies delivering passenger and freight services globally.
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Manifesto for Rail

A five point  plan to achieve ‘best of both worlds’ rail reform

Rail Partners has launched its ‘Manifesto for Rail’ setting out a five point plan for politicians to create a thriving railway that works for customers and taxpayers.

Ahead of an election, and to get the railways again delivering their full potential for Britain, the Manifesto encourages the next government to take decisions based on what works, in order to attract passengers back to rail and restore hundreds of millions of pounds in lost revenue after covid.

The document sets out a ‘best of both worlds’ approach to reform which gives private train operating companies the ability to respond to passenger and freight customer needs, while ensuring a single point of public accountability for the railway’s performance.

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Keep up to date with commentary on the latest industry news, gather insights from latest reports and hear from the customer experts on how to improve the railway.

Intermodal freight coming off a ship onto rail
Granting growth: How government grants will continue to play an essential role in delivery of freight growth
02 February 2024
Andy Bagnall, Steve Montgomery and David Brown present cheque with donation amount raised by Rail Partners to Ukrainian Railways
Supporting the Iron People of the Ukrainian Railway
16 January 2024
Rail tracks in snow
The ‘wrong kind of snow’: the challenge of winter weather on our railways
12 January 2024