RDG responds to High level output specification
Commenting on the publication of the High level output specification by the Department of Transport, Paul Plummer, Chief Executive of the Rail Delivery Group, which brings together train operators and Network Rail to improve the railway, said:
"The industry will welcome government’s continued commitment to five-year funding settlements for operations, maintenance and renewal. This is essential to allowing Network Rail routes, train companies and suppliers to plan effectively and work together to enable improvements in customer service and efficiency. It is also welcome that government has committed to funding Network Rail sufficiently to sustain the reliability of the railway infrastructure.
“The railway is crucial to the economy and to the communities and customers it serves so it is right to allow extra time to ensure that decisions about how it is funded are got right. It is crucial that routes, operators and suppliers continue to work together more closely at a local level to help inform these decisions and drive even greater efficiency in the industry.”