After a decade of growth and investment, Britain’s railway is at a ‘crucial turning point’ and must harness the latest technology and smarter ways of working to further improve services, grow the economy and create jobs, say rail industry leaders.
Responding to the Written Ministerial Statement on the Great Western Electrification Programme, Paul Plummer, Chief Executive of the Rail Delivery Group, representing train operators and Network Rail, said:
Thousands of new train carriages will be pulling into stations across Britain by the end of 2020, transforming the experience of rail passengers across the country.
The Rail Delivery group has welcomed the government's announcement of a new rail franchise for Inter City West Coast with the introduction of HS2 services.
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