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Rail Partners responds to ORR's latest passenger rail usage stats

09 November 2023

Commenting on ORR’s passenger rail usage statistics, a Rail Partners' spokesperson, said:

‘The increase in passenger numbers is positive and the memorandum of understanding issued this week will provide some respite from the industrial action which has impacted the period covered by these figures.

‘While passenger numbers remain supressed, there remain significant financial challenges on the railway and government must urgently push ahead with contractual reform to enable operators to attract more customers to rail and respond to their needs. In turn helping to restore passenger numbers and support Britain’s green growth.'

About Rail Partners

Rail Partners exists to make the railway better by harnessing the expertise and creativity of private sector operators for the benefit of those who use the railway, passengers and freight customers, and those who pay for it, including taxpayers. 

Rail Partners provides advocacy and policy solutions for its private sector passenger owning Group and freight company members. Rail Partners additionally provides technical services to train operating companies in both the public and private sectors. 

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