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Rail Partners responds to appointment of Minister of State in the Department for Transport

08 July 2024

In response to the appointment of the Minister of State in the Department for Transport, Rail Partners' Chief Executive, Andy Bagnall, said:

‘Congratulations to Lord Hendy on his appointment as Minister of State in the Department for Transport.

‘Rail Partners and its members hope to work as collaborative partners with Lord Hendy in his new role to create a customer-focused railway.

‘At a time when urgent rail reform is required, we need all parts of the railway to pull together to deliver for passengers and freight customers.’ 

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. Rail Partners additionally provides technical services to train operating companies in both the public and private sectors. For more information regarding our membership visit:  https://www.railpartners.co.uk/

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