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Commenting on the Aslef ballot result to accept the agreement with Southern Railway, Paul Plummer, chief executive of the Rail Delivery Group, representing train operators, said:
Landmark coming together sees train companies, Network Rail and suppliers launch ‘In Partnership for Britain’s Prosperity’, a single, long-term plan for a changing and improving railway.
New figures from the rail regulator published today show record levels of investment from the private sector going into Britain’s railway. The £925million invested last year is the highest figure in at least a decade.
House builders, manufacturers and finance are among the sectors of the economy set to benefit from the government's commitment this week to spend £48bn to keep rail services running between 2019-2024, new research reveals.
Responding to the Government’s announcement, Paul Plummer, Chief Executive of the Rail Delivery Group, which brings together train companies and Network Rail to improve the railway, said:
Hundreds of new train carriages with more seats are among major improvements to Scotland’s railway, set to make journeys faster, more comfortable and more reliable, better connecting communities across the country over the next two and a half years.
Commenting on the RMT strikes taking place tomorrow (Friday 1 September), Sunday 3 September and Monday 4 September on Northern Rail, Southern Rail and Merseyrail, Paul Plummer, chief executive of the Rail Delivery Group, which brings together train companies and Network Rail to improve the railway, said:
Commenting on the publication of the DfT's Accessibility Action Plan, Crispin Humm, Head of Customer Journey at the Rail Delivery Group, which brings together train operators and Network Rail to enable a better railway, said:
Investing to improve rail services is vital to the economy and supporting communities across Britain, RDG chief executive Paul Plummer has said in response to new reforms announced today by Network Rail to enable companies to become heavily involved in delivering railway projects.
Train companies have committed to introducing a new independent ombudsman to investigate and rule on unresolved customer complaints.
Commenting on the release today of July’s RPI figure - 3.6% - which is used by government to set next January's increase to regulated rail fares, Paul Plummer, chief executive of the Rail Delivery Group – which brings together train companies and Network Rail to improve the railway – said:
A new app is set to make it quicker and easier for rail passengers to save money on fares.