Rail Partners calls for government to give operators more freedom

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By Ilaria Grasso Macola Rail Partners has called for the government to give train operators more freedom to attract back customers. According to the rail association, the current system – introduced during the pandemic and based on contracts instead of franchising – needs to evolve through an increase harnessing of the private sector. Rail Partners has called for a renewal of National Rail contracts, including giving rail operators more freedom when it comes to timetables and ticketing. If implemented, the measures could unlock as much as £1.6bn, which the Treasury is currently missing out on …

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