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Shifting HS2 investment from rail to roads, could actually mean more traffic jams and poorer air quality in Britain’s towns and cities warn rail freight operators-

  • Failing to build the Northern leg of HS2 to Manchester, means fewer paths for freight trains despite Government commitment to grow the sector
  • Cancelling Phase 2 could lead to up to half a million more lorries on our roads every year
  • Freight operators call on government to set ambitious freight growth target and provide certainty to unlock private investment in rail freight.
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Rail Partners responds to Prime Minister's HS2 announcement

Commenting on the Prime Minister's announcement on HS2, Andy Bagnall, chief executive of Rail Partners said:

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Rail Partners responds to ORR's latest freight rail usage and performance data

Responding to the latest freight usage statistics, published by the ORR, Rail Partners' John Thomas - director of policy, said:

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‘Rail Partners with Ukraine’ fundraiser raises £105,847 for Ukrainian frontline railway charity

Rail industry joins forces with Global Ukraine Rail Task Force to raise funds for food parcels for Ukrainian railway workers and their families

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Put aside ideological battles of public versus private – the evidence shows a thriving railway should be a shared responsibility, says Rail Partners

  • New research commissioned by Rail Partners reveals where competition among train companies is harnessed effectively across Britain and Europe there are more customers, more services, newer trains, cheaper fares and reduced subsidy
  • Decision makers face critical choices about Britain’s railway, but what matters is what works for customers and the taxpayer. We must put aside the ideological battle in order to bring more passengers back, restore hundreds of millions of pounds in lost revenue, and ultimately set up the industry to deliver wider economic growth and environmental benefits
  • If reform continues to stall, the railway faces a stunted recovery from the pandemic and, in the worst case, a permanently smaller railway
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Rail Partners responds to latest ORR passenger usage statistics

Responding to the ORR’s latest passenger usage statistics, John Thomas, director of policy at Rail Partners said:

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Rail Partners comments on proposals to remove wi-fi from trains in order to reduce cost

Commenting on proposals to remove wi-fi from trains in order to reduce cost, Andy Bagnall, chief executive of Rail Partners said:

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Rail Partners responds to announcement that Transpennine Express' contract will not be renewed

Commenting on Transport Secretary Mark Harper's announcement that Transpennine Express’ contract will not be renewed at the end of this month, Andy Bagnall, Chief Executive of Rail Partners, said:

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Rail Partners responds to ORR freight usage and performance statistics

In response to the Office of Rail and Road’s freight usage and performance statistics, John Thomas, Rail Partners’ Director of Policy said: