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Rail Partners responds to rail minister's comments at Transport Select Committee

18 January 2023

In response to the rail minister, Huw Merriman MP, talking at the Transport Select Committee on rail services and infrastructure, a spokesperson for Rail Partners said:

‘It’s great to hear Huw Merriman MP committing to reform national rail contracts by giving operators more incentives and freedoms to attract more customers back to the railway and in turn grow revenue to secure a healthy, sustainable rail network.

‘In our recent Fork in the Tracks report, Oxera’s independent analysis revealed the Treasury could gain a potential £1.6bn over the next two years: :

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. 

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