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Government must keep funding pledge to rail industry to prevent a cliff edge, says transport charity

16 June 2021

Responding to media stories on Government plans to end the emergency funding for the railways, Norman Baker from Campaign for Better Transport said: 

“Millions of people rely on the rail network and the Government must ensure that services remain in place to support a green economic recovery as we begin to emerge from the current health crisis. The Government should continue emergency funding for public transport services as a bridge to a financially sustainable future and we will hold the Government to its pledge not to cut support off overnight and create a cliff edge over which the industry plunges.”

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Notes to Editors

1. Campaign for Better Transport recently launched The Way Forward campaign – a national public awareness campaign which aims to harness public and Government support for public transport through traditional, social and online media and campaign actions. For more information see: www.the-way-forward.org 
2. Campaign for Better Transport operates in England and Wales. Campaign for Better Transport's vision is for all communities to have access to high quality, sustainable transport that meets their needs, improves quality of life and protects the environment. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).