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CPS welcomes government plan to improve rail competition


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CPS welcomes government plan to improve rail competition
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date
12 May 2016
source Centre for Policy Studies
type Press release



The Centre for Policy Studies welcomes the Office of Rail and Road’s (ORR) announcement today that it has approved applications from Virgin Trains East Coast and FirstGroup for new train services travelling on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) between London and Edinburgh.

Improved rail competition was first outlined as a solution to rising rail passenger traffic in Rail’s Second Chance, published by the Centre for Policy Studies in 2013.

In the report Tony Lodge urged the government to improve rail competition, revealing that in areas where rail competition has emerged – primarily on the East Coast Main Line and in rail freight – it has led to new private investment, innovation, new routes, lower taxpayer subsidies, lower transparent fares, more journeys and happier passengers.

[See a short animation of the report:]

Click here to read the report.

Contact
Tony Lodge
tonylodge3@msn.com
07951818236

Notes
Rail’s second chance: putting competition back on track was published by the Centre for Policy Studies on Monday 25 March 2013.

Tony Lodge is a leading energy and infrastructure analyst. His past publications include Electrifying Britain – The Great Green Hangover (CPS, 2015), Forward with Coal, Gas or Nuclear? (Economic Research Council, 2005) Clean Coal – A Clean Affordable Alternative (CPS, 2007), All Hot Air – Labour’s Failed Strategy on Fuel Poverty (Bow Group, 2008), Wind Chill (CPS, 2008), Step off the Gas (CPS, 2009), Rescuing Renewables – How energy storage can save green power (Bow Group, 2010) and The Atomic Clock (CPS, 2012).



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