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Rail Partners responds to the ORR rail industry finance statistics

In response to the ORR’s rail industry finance statistics, Andy Bagnall, Rail Partners’ chief executive, said:

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Fork in the tracks: Government urged to accelerate recovery and avoid a spiral of decline on Britain's railway

  • Industry warns that a failure to focus on attracting customers to the railway risks a permanently smaller rail network
  • Call for greater train operator freedom comes as railway faces a £2bn shortfall in revenues and further industrial action, meaning unsustainable levels of taxpayer support
  • New research by Rail Partners reveals up to £1.6bn over the next two years could be unlocked for the Treasury through private sector investment and innovation
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Rail Partners responds to ORR's estimates of station usage statistics

In response to ORR’s estimates of station usage data, Rail Partners' chief executive, Andy Bagnall, said:

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Rail Partners responds to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement

In response to the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement, Rail Partners’ Chief Executive, Andy Bagnall, said:

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Rail Partners respond to the appointment of the new Transport Select Committee Chair, Iain Stewart MP

In response to the new Transport Select Committee Chair, Andy Bagnall, Chief Executive of Rail Partners, said:

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Rail Partners' response to DfT's 'First of a Kind' funding announcement

Responding to the DfT's 'First of a Kind' funding announcement, Mark Gaynor, Director of Operator Services at Rail Partners, said:

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Rail Partners responds to the new Transport Secretary's re-commitment to HS2

In response to the new Transport Secretary, Mark Harper MP's re-commitment to HS2, Rail Partners' chief executive, Andy Bagnall, said:

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Rail Partners responds to Mark Harper's appointment as Transport Secretary

In response to the appointment of the Transport Secretary, Rail Partners' Chief Executive, Andy Bagnall, said:

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Rail Partners responds to the delay in rail transformation legislation

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

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Trebling rail freight can help rebalance and decarbonise a growing UK economy

  • Call for evidence response sets out the need for an ambitious freight growth target to transform the sector over the next three decades
  • By trebling freight across Britain, rail could further support the transition to a decarbonised economy, rebalance the UK economy, and help businesses scale up both domestically and internationally
  • The target would also increase the sector’s contribution to UK plc to around £7.5bn per year.
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Rail Partners respond to Prime Minister's Northern Powerhouse Rail announcement

In response to the Prime Minister’s announcement regarding an update to the Northern Powerhouse Rail plans, Rail Partners’ Chief Executive, Andy Bagnall, said:

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Rail businesses urge government to harness the private sector to deliver growth

  • New report sets out how private operators can support Government ambitions for growth and net zero.
  • Giving operators more commercial freedom can improve customer experience and secure hundreds of millions of pounds in revenue to the Treasury.
  • Operators call for the right long-term reforms to help stabilise industry finances by growing revenue, rejecting nationalisation as the answer.