Bri­tish Rail’s agenda for the 1990s

Rail (UK) - - Feature History - Source: Fu­ture Rail - The Next Decade, BR, 1991.

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.

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