Friday, June 17, 2022

Modernising Britain's railways

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has set out a new plan to build a better railway for Britain, including how the government intends will modernise the industry.  

  • Railways should remain a natural choice for people who want fast, reliable journeys between our main towns and cities, however vital changes are needed if it is to keep pace with modern life. 
  • That is why the Transport Secretary has set out the change needed to overhaul the industry and secure its future, including modernising maintenance practices and making better use of technology to deliver a more efficient system for passengers, as well as looking at a full range of options to stop rail unions from hurting the general public. 
  • While unions still want our railways to operate as they did in the steam age – this will not deter Conservatives from our mission to build a modern, resilient railway in tune with a changing market. 

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