Railfuture has submitted its initial response to the Williams Rail Review, with the theme of incentivising the rail industry to work efficiently on behalf of its customers. These passengers at Euston want to feel that the industry cares for them, and that disruption is a rarity rather than the norm. Photo Network Rail.
The consultation has seven topic areas each requiring general evidence:
- Commercial models for the provision of rail services that prioritise the interests of passengers and taxpayers.
- Rail industry structures that promote clear accountability and effective joint-working for both passengers and the freight sector.
- Systems that are financially sustainable and able to address long-term cost pressures.
- A railway that is able to offer good value fares for passengers, while keeping costs down for taxpayers.
- Improved industrial relations to reduce disruption and improved reliability for passengers.
- A rail sector with the agility to respond to future challenges and opportunities.
Our initial response has been prepared in consultation with Railfuture branches. We aim to discuss some of the issues further with the Williams Rail Review team and plan to submit further evidence before 18th May including points of regional interest.
View or download the initial Railfuture response.
Blueprint for the North
Rail Challenge 2019
The 2018 Rail Review - briefing on the review