The UK rail industry has done together, a commitment to improvement in services, investments and their image in the public.
Plagued by years of bad press, the industry said on Monday, will see the passengers, “transformation in your train” over the next 18 months.
The Rail Delivery Group (RDG), a pan-industry body, said it would be a “landmark coming together” of private operators, suppliers and Network Rail.
But the rail Union leader dismissed them as the “same old fantasy” story.
Strikes, including the duration of the burner Southern Railway dispute, and the scrapping or delay in the promised upgrades, have fueled support for the work of re-nationalization plans.
In the last year, with punctuality, his worst since a decade.
Now the industry wants a United front with the promise to work together more closely and create a “public and private partnership, the railway.”
RDG chief executive Paul Plummer booth described the launch of the partnership for Britain’s welfare plan as “a landmark coming together”.
The RDG’s obligations include:
Keep the running costs “in the black”, the money of the taxpayers
Increase customer satisfaction through services to be running better
Boost communities through localized decisions and investments
Creating more jobs and increasing the diversity in the industry
The RDG said 5,700 new cars in use up to the year 2021 as part of a Â£50 billion investment. There are also tens of thousands of new jobs and apprenticeships in the industry as a whole, it said.
Mr Plummer told an audience at an event in London St Pancras International station: “This plan is delivered through a changing partnership, rail, secure the economic benefits from current investment from the public and private sectors, and thus a further improvement and investment.British EU exit
“That’s why today we make four commitments to change, in order to safeguard our economic contribution, while providing the best deal for taxpayers, for the improvement of services for customers, better connection of local communities and secure more jobs in the rail.
“This plan, the need for a railway, the business community, customers, and communities, such as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union.”
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The motion was supported by a variety of numbers from the industry.
Mark Carne, chief executive of Network Rail, Britain succeeds ‘ s railway infrastructure, said the plan would accelerate “change”.
Nick Crossfield, the managing Director of train maker Alstom UK, said: “This important new plan of RDG continues to deliver the industry’s commitment and a better railway”.
It was also welcomed by the Department of transport, said the legal services act obligations would bring great economic benefits for the country. But a spokesman added that “strong, centralized leadership from the rail industry will be of crucial importance”.
Passengers, however, feel the challenge of the industry is huge.’Racketeers’
Punctuality on the rail network reached its lowest point in more than a decade, in the year 2016 with more than one in 10 (12.3%) trains to miss their targets on time, according to the office of Rail and road.
This was the worst performance for a 12-month period since the end of September 2006.
The latest figures show that in the year to 14 February, some 11.6 per cent of the trains, the same punctuality target failed.
Mick Cash, General Secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, said of the RDG’s announcement was “just the same old fantasy-rail and jam in the morning, driven by the financial interests of the overseas private companies given permission to plunder, Britain’s railways for more two decades.
“This is just the national development plan, which will allow us, for the future would be to kick out the private racketeers who Rob us blind, and the whole seemed to bring the network of public ownership and public control.”