British Rail’s agenda for the 1990s
Faster, more comfortable journeys for key InterCity routes as the arteries of the nation’s high-speed network are further developed.
Fast, through passenger services in top quality, purpose-built trains between Paris/ Brussels and London.
Modernised commuter lines in London and other major cities.
Dramatic improvements on cross-London routes ( both east/west and north/south) speeding up journeys and with key new interchanges giving greater flexibility than ever to commuter and international passengers alike.
Re-equipment of Regional Railways’ inter- urban services completed within two years, with fast, comfortable, air-conditioned trains.
A network of rural services meeting social needs and helping to promote tourism.
A streamlined Railfreight Distribution system, working with road hauliers, to serve domestic and Continental markets.
A continuing heavy haul freight business serving the basic extractive and manufacturing industries of the country.
Quieter, more efficient and environmentally friendly rolling stock of modern design.
Higher standards of service and information systems for passengers.