Major changes to the Railways

06 June 2021

Simplification of the UK Rail System Proposed

The recent White Paper (See Below) on the future of the UK Railways proposes a series of changes to promote better integration and simplification of the rail system.  To an extent this is reverting to the old British Rail Structure although trains will be run by the provite sector on fixed price contract; similar to the system used for the Overground system in London. 

Partnership in the South East

Interestingly the White Paper states:

"In London and the South East, a new strategic partnership will be established to support housing, economic growth and the environment across the highly interconnected transport network in that part of the country. This will bring together Great British Railways, TfL and local authorities and businesses to coordinate timetabling and investments and to provide a consistent passenger experience in areas such as accessibility, ticketing and communications."


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