Ev­ery­one's Talk­ing About... The UK rail net­work

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“GREATER IN­VEST­MENT and IN­FRA­STRUC­TURE are KEY TO SUP­PORT de­mand, CA­PAC­ITY and PRO­DUC­TIV­ITY NEEDS. THE GTMC WILL CON­TINUE TO LOBBY THE GOV­ERN­MENT TO EN­SURE we HAVE a rail­way THAT Is TRULY FIT FOR THE 21st CEN­TURY BUSI­NESS TRAV­ELLER” Adrian Parkes, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive, GTMC

“Stage­coach and Virgin Trains got their bid wrong and they are now pay­ing a price. They will have lost nearly £200mil­lion meet­ing their con­tracted com­mit­ments” Chris Grayling, Trans­port Sec­re­tary

CROSS­RAIL “AS RE­PORTED IN THE UP­DATE TO PAR­LIA­MENT LAST YEAR, COST PRES­SURES HAVE IN­CREASED ACROSS THE PROJECT. BOTH THE DE­PART­MENT AND TFL RE­MAIN COM­MIT­TED TO ITS SUC­CESS­FUL DE­LIV­ERY AND HAVE AGREED AN OVER­ALL FUND­ING EN­VE­LOPE FOR DE­LIV­ERY OF THE PROJECT OF £15.4 BIL­LION” Jo John­son MP & Min­is­ter of State for Trans­port

Net­work Rail’s route plans for the next five years are an op­por­tu­nity for a step-change in ef­fi­cient de­liv­ery, but that can only hap­pen if all the routes are pre­pared to hit the ground run­ning from day one. At the mo­ment it is clear more needs to be done to en­sure this is the case” Joanna Whit­ting­ton, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive, Of­fice of Rail and Road

“THE GROWTH WE’RE now SEE­ING PROVES OUR INI­TIA­TIVES ARE PAY­ING OFF And THE RAIL­WAY WE Hand OVER To LNER Is not only BET­TER THAN WE IN­HER­ITED, BUT one THAT HAS Martin Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Grif­fiths, of BEEN POS­I­TIVELY TRANS­FORMED FOR CUS­TOMERS” Stage­coach Group

“Pas­sen­gers want timeta­bles fi­nalised in good time – 12 weeks is the stan­dard – so they can plan their trips with con­fi­dence and get the best-value Ad­vance tick­ets avail­able. They then want the trains to run re­li­ably. That sim­ply hasn’t been hap­pen­ing on parts of the rail­way” David Side­bot­tom, Di­rec­tor, Trans­port Fo­cus

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