Rail Delivery Group comment on High Court judgment today

Commenting on the '2019 Rail Franchising Litigation' High Court judgment today, John Thomas, Director of Policy at the Rail Delivery Group, representing rail companies, said:

The priority for rail companies right now is to continue to support communities and businesses through the Coronavirus pandemic. Today’s judgment on previous franchise bids has been accepted by both parties and the industry wants to work with government to ensure a reformed railway, which we have been calling for, can harness the best of both the public and private sectors so that we can deliver for Britain.
We continue to work with the Pensions Regulator, DfT and the unions with a view to agreeing a sustainable pensions framework for the train operator sections of the Railway Pensions Scheme.

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The judgment can be read online on the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary website: https://www.judiciary.uk/judgments/2019-rail-franchising-litigation/