Friday, 4th January 2013
UK: Rail 2020
Source: House of Commons Transport Committee (UK)
In May 2011 a review led by Sir Roy McNulty published its report on the efficiency of the UK railway and concluded that there was a 40% efficiency gap between the UK railway and European comparators. This prompted the Government to publish a Command Paper on rail, Reforming our Railways, which, amongst other things, tasked the rail industry with making savings amounting to £3.5 billion a year (in 2008/09 prices) by 2018/19.
We looked at this issue in the wider context of asking why the railway should be in receipt of public support, where that subsidy should be targeted, and what should be the Government’s vision for rail by the time the McNulty savings are due to be delivered at the end of the decade.
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