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Rail industry response to ONS classification

Paul Plummer, chief executive of the Rail Delivery Group, which represents train operators, said: 

“This is a temporary accounting change that reflects the extent of government involvement in running trains during a national emergency. The Covid crisis presents a chance to move towards a new way of running the railway where contracts put customers at the centre and the private sector’s track record of attracting people to travel by train in safety is harnessed to boost the economy, the environment and the public finances.”

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