Menu

Login to access your account

Tue, 7 July 2020

Personalise Your Politics

Subscribe now
The House Live All
Coronavirus
Coronavirus
Coronavirus
The UK’s ports are key to rebuilding the economy Commercial
By Associated British Ports
Coronavirus
It is time for the Chancellor to speed up rail projects Member content
Economy
Press releases

Railway industry responds to Prime Minister’s recovery plan speech

Railway Industry Association

1 min read

Today the Prime Minister announced his plans to speed up infrastructure investment to ensure an economic recovery following the Coronavirus outbreak.

Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of the Railway Industry Association (RIA), said: “The Prime Minister’s speech today urged the UK to ‘build, build, build’ to ensure an economic recovery following the Coronavirus outbreak. and it was good to see plans to unblock the Manchester bottleneck mentioned. However, whilst the speech set the right tone, railway suppliers will be disappointed by the lack of specific new rail projects the Government plans to speed up.

“The railway industry will play a key role to play in any economic recovery, and so we urge the Government to announce in the coming weeks a clear pipeline of accelerated work it will support across the country to deliver economic growth, investment and jobs. Suppliers need to see specific schemes with delivery timelines so they can plan and build their project teams, delivering a world-class rail network which benefits not just rail but UK plc more widely, its economy and long-term connectivity.”

Categories

Coronavirus Transport
Associated Organisation
Partner content
NHS Parliamentary Awards

The NHS Parliamentary Awards sponsored by Fujifilm are a chance for all MPs in England to celebrate the outstanding care they and their constituents receive.

Find out more