A £5.2bn regeneration of Britain’s railway stations is spearheading economic growth, according to new analysis published alongside a report on how communities can make the most of investment in their station.
The rail industry can be an ‘anchor in stormy seas’, providing some surety and helping to deliver the prosperity needed post-Brexit, a leading figure has said in the first rail industry address following the election.
Paul Plummer, Rail Delivery Group (RDG) chief executive, has responded on behalf of RDG train company members to the General Election manifestos published this week.
The railway business is booming, but parts of the industry are also riven by industrial disputes over the wider use of driver-controlled operation. Paul Plummer of the Rail Delivery Group argues that the railway must invest in new technology and also develop new ways of working, to keep up with the soaring demand.
- Track down valuables left on train with new 'lost and found' network
- Over one million eTickets sold in first six months
- Forgetful Railcard holders get fairer deal with refund offer
- 6,400 extra trains a week to run to more places, more often