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Passengers would benefit far more from joined up network, rather than greater competition

8 March 2016

Campaign for Better Transport responded today to the publication of a report by the Competition and Markets Authority looking at the possibilities for introducing greater competition between passenger train operators.

Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive of the charity, said:"The Government has committed billions to upgrading the railways to meet record passenger demand. Rather than handing this much needed capacity to open access operators, as the Competition and Markets Authority proposes, communities and the economy would benefit far more if train companies worked with new city regions and combined authorities on joined up networks of public transport designed to support the local economy."

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For further information please contact Alice Ridley on 020 7566 6495 / 07984 773 468 or alice.ridley@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

  1. You can read the Competition and Market Authority’s report in full here.
  2. Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).