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Williams cautions on devolution

08 November 2019
Keith Williams wants to create a new rail body, sitting beneath the DfT and above Network Rail and train operators
Keith Williams wants to create a new rail body, sitting beneath the DfT and above Network Rail and train operators

 

The forthcoming rail White Paper will support further devolution of rail responsibilities but the principle of a national network must take primacy, Keith Williams, the chair of the Government’s review into the structure of Britain’s railways, has told MPs.

Appearing before the House of Commons transport committee, Williams said the “direction of travel” was towards more devolution to local or regional government. But he added: “On every turn I have been keen to...

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