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'Consolidation of train operators into London is only one side of the equation' says TfL' s Ian Brown.


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'Consolidation of train operators into London is only one side of the equation' says TfL' s Ian Brown.
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2002-03-12 SRA begins consultation on combining rail franchises (Strategic Rail Authority)

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date
12 March 2002
source Transport for London
type Press release



Ian Brown, Managing Director of TfL's Rail Services Directorate gave qualified support to the SRA's announcement today regarding policy proposals to reduce the number of operators serving London's terminal stations.

"The SRA's proposals are very much in line with TfL's policy which advocates a reduction in the number of train operators in London in order to deliver an integrated passenger transport network for the Capital", he said. "Our recent submissions to the Transport Select Committee and the GLA Transport Operations Scrutiny Committee highlighted the problems presented by having nineteen franchised train operators serving London.

"However, rationalising passenger train operators to deliver better utilisation of capacity and to provide a more integrated approach on services and fares is only one side of the equation", he went on to say. "We need to consider the impact of growth of rail freight and the pressing need to invest in projects which deliver more capacity, both on existing lines and for new routes such as Crossrail. We are already working closely with the SRA on proposals for new lines, but the proposals for rationalising operators, welcome as they are, must not be regarded as a substitute for modernising

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