RDG responds to European Parliament vote to carry out competitive tendering for passenger rail services
Michael Roberts, director general of the Rail Delivery Group, which speaks on behalf of the rail industry, said: “Europe is moving towards the kind of competitive bidding for rail services that has already helped operators in Britain deliver journey growth unseen in 80 years while significantly increasing the money they give to Government to reinvest in the railway.
“As record numbers of passengers choose to travel by train we want to improve even further in the coming years. The industry is working hard together to make rail travel more affordable and to offer even better services that meet passengers’ expectations.
“Continued investment in the network and an industry focused on providing passengers with enhanced services will ensure that our railway continues to grow and improve.”