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Railway review must remain outward looking

19 March 2019

In response to Keith William's speech at Accelerate Rail and the publication of three evidence papers today, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:

"We welcome the comments made by Keith William’s today and the recognition that passengers should be at the heart of any reforms of the railways. This is a step change from the previous 30 reviews, and the rail industry itself, which have historically been inward looking.

“There needs to be a focus on the outcomes that drive improvements for passengers, as well as outcomes for the economy, society, and the environment. The review must remain outward looking and ensure that success is measured on the railway’s broader contribution to our country, as well as what it delivers for the communities it serves and the passengers who use it.”

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For further information please contact the press office on 020 3746 2235 or communications@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

  1. 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).