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Rail Partners responds to the delay in rail transformation legislation

19 October 2022

In response to the Transport Secretary’s comments on the delay of the rail transformation legislation, Andy Bagnall, Chief Executive of Rail Partners, said:

“It is disappointing the legislation to create Great British Railways will be delayed, but we look forward to working with the Secretary of State, Rail Minister and Great British Railways Transition Team’s leadership to progress reform in its absence.

“It is critical there is not a long hiatus and there are immediate steps that can be taken now, such as switching on revenue incentives in National Rail Contracts and feeding back to the market on passenger service contracts development, which can accelerate growth and underpin a reinvigorated public-private partnership.”

Notes to editors

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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