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Far-reaching reforms to bring rail under centralised body

Rail

Mark Moran
03 June 2021
Grant Shapps: ‘Years of fragmentation, confusion and over-complication have seen that vision fade and passengers failed. That complicated and broken system ends today’
Grant Shapps: ‘Years of fragmentation, confusion and over-complication have seen that vision fade and passengers failed. That complicated and broken system ends today’

 

Control of rail infrastructure and train services will be brought under the control of a new centralised body. Great British Railways (GBR) will integrate the railways, own the infrastructure, collect fare revenue, run and plan the network, and set most fares and timetables.

Network Rail, the current infrastructure owner, will be absorbed into the public body to bring about what the government hopes will be single and accountable leadership for the national network. 

GBR will also provide...

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