Rail industry leaders come together to discuss an action plan for attracting passengers back to trains

28th September 2020


Railfuture has brought together rail industry experts for a webinar discussing what needs to be done to attract passengers back to rail.

The free event, on Saturday, October 3, takes place from 11am until 12.30pm and can be viewed at www.railfuture.org.uk/webinar.

Among those due to take part includes:

Charlene Wallace, Director for National Passenger and Customer Experience at Network Rail.
Jacqueline Starr, Chief Operating Officer from the Rail Delivery Group.
Ali Chegini, Director of Systems and Health at RSSB.
Peter Sargant, Head of Rail Development at the West Midlands Rail Executive.
Linda McCord, Senior Stakeholder Manager at Transport Focus.
Chris Page, Railfuture Chair, said: “Britain’s railway faces its greatest threat since the 1960s Beeching cuts. COVID-19 caused patronage to collapse. It has only partly recovered.

“The government will not keep the railway afloat at vast cost indefinitely. Fare income from passengers is vital. The public must use the railway or risk losing it.

“Rail travel must be safe, value for money, punctual, convenient and enjoyable. Our rail industry speakers represent organisations that can offer expert advice or take necessary actions to encourage people to use Britain’s railway.”

The webinar will include a Q&A. Visit www.railfuture.org.uk/webinar for more details.

Source: Rail Business daily

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