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Rail Partners respond to Prime Minister's Northern Powerhouse Rail announcement

03 October 2022

In response to the Prime Minister’s announcement regarding an update to the Northern Powerhouse Rail plans, Rail Partners’ Chief Executive, Andy Bagnall, said:

‘We welcome the commitment to further investment in our rail system – putting in place some of the key missing pieces of the jigsaw from the integrated rail plan and boosting connectivity in the North of the country.

‘Rail investment is essential to drive the new economy, help decarbonise the transport sector and meet our net zero obligations.’

About Rail Partners

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. 
Rail Partners provides advocacy and policy solutions for its private sector passenger owning group and freight company members. It also provides technical services to train operating companies in both the public and private sectors.

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