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« on: January 09, 2020, 02:54:02 pm »

Railfuture 2030 manifesto launched at

Our 10 year manifesto for the new government and the rail industry represents a distillation of the electorate’s wishes, published manifesto commitments and expectations for a developing railway for the UK.

Key electoral issues [in 2019], besides Brexit were the NHS, climate change, social care, education and the economy. These issues are also recognised by the devolved governments of Scotland and Wales as being of key importance. Provision of a growing and effective rail transportation system rose up the agenda and investment in transport infrastructure is now acknowledged as a highly effective way of addressing these key issues.

Railfuture, via its branches located throughout Britain, has kept in touch with important transport issues both nationally and locally. Our manifesto is therefore offered as a piece of research, using the views expressed by our 20,000 members, affiliates and supporters, into what people are saying about railways and the part they can play, beneath the headlines.

10 key policy areas

The key themes explored in more detail below hone down to 10 key areas, which must all be addressed to achieve the overarching goal of a railway which is responsive to its customers:
* A coherent revitalised national railway system
* A railway as an agent for City and Regional economic growth
* An intermodal railway working with other transport providers to provide a national transport system
* A freight logistics railway serving a developing and growing UK industrial and retail supply chain.
* A resilient railway – not constantly in the headlines for service failures
* A professional, cost efficient railway, seen as value for money by customers and stakeholders
* A sustainable railway, relevant to addressing the environmental agenda
* A growing railway with investment in infrastructure capacity and skills
* A fair railway
* An accountable railway. Accountable for its actions. Accountable to the electorate. A railway responsive to its customers.

The page goes on to explore the headings, representing the feedback the authors on RailFuture's National Board  have received from Railfuture’s members through geographical coverage of Britain via [their/our] branches.


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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2020, 05:05:33 pm »

Excellent! Well, let's see how it goes, eh?

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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2020, 07:13:45 am »

Would prefer city, with a small c so it didn't imply just the City of London.
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2020, 08:29:12 am »

Would prefer city, with a small c so it didn't imply just the City of London.

Indeed, but then Regional is also capitalised in the same sentence. Further the sentence is "City and Regional" in the manifesto so in no way limited to City/cities - it's inclusive.

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