Monday, 30 October 2017

Partnership Railway - more gloom for the Roscos?

So, today the rail industry launched its ‘In Partnership for Britain’s Prosperity’ plan.

Backed by all passenger train operating companies and Network Rail, as well as rail freight companies and the supply chain acting in partnership as one railway for Britain the plan contains the following commitments:

  1. Strengthen the railway’s contribution to the economy, keeping running costs in the black, freeing up taxpayers’ money
  2. Increase customer satisfaction by improving the railway to remain the top-rated major railway in Europe
  3. Boost local communities through localised decision making and investment
  4. Create more jobs, increase diversity and provide our employees with rewarding careers
The RDG press release contains a host of supportive quotes from business and the industry, as well as this from NR CEO Mark Carne:

Over the next 18 months passengers and communities across the country will see a transformation in the services that they receive. Thousands of new trains will be introduced as the culmination of years of heavy investment in improving our railway comes to fruition, stimulating the economy by delivering new job and housing opportunities."

'Thousands of new trains'?

Has anyone told the Roscos? Or did Mark mean 'vehicles'?