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Transport secretary Sir George Young - statement on OPRAF judicial review


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Department of Transport

Transport secretary Sir George Young - statement on OPRAF judicial review
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date
8 December 1995
source Department of Transport
type Press release

note 416


This judgement is a vindication of the Government's approach and a
triumph for the travelling public. The Court has accepted that the
Franchising Director has acted properly in pursuit of his overall
objective of improving railway services. I welcome the decision to
allow the Franchising Director to proceed with the first tranche of
franchises and look forward to his announcement of their award very
soon.

It is my strong belief that franchising of rail services is the best
means of improving the quality of passenger services and reversing
the long term decline in the use of the railways. This is the clear
objective of the policy and is demonstrated in the new safeguards and
protections for passengers on service levels, fares, through
ticketing, discount tickets etc.

"This judgement is bad news only for the opponents of our reforms."


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