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Rail Partners responds to the Government's Plan for Growth

23 September 2022

In response to the Government's Plan for Growth, Rail Partners’ chief executive, Andy Bagnall, said:

On planning reforms to accelerate infrastructure delivery

‘Rail Partners welcomes a focus on accelerating delivery of rail infrastructure projects and looks forward to detailed proposals.’

On Minimum Service Levels

Agreeing minimum service levels in the event of a strike is a well-established principle across Europe,  balancing the fundamental right to strike and other fundamental rights of the public to get to work, school or the hospital.

‘Train companies will operate within the framework for service level agreements set by government, so we now need to get the practical details right.’

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.

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