Developing a long term strategy for rail
In May 2021, the government announced its plans for the biggest reform to the railway in three decades through the publication of the Plan for Rail. The Great British Railways Transition Team (GBRTT) responded in December 2021 by launching a call for evidence to help inform the development of a long term strategy for the railway, setting the strategic context and key priorities for the sector. The resultant report was published in June 2022.
Call for evidence response report
This report summarises the evidence of the 307 organisations and individuals that responded to our call for evidence that will be used to help to develop a long term strategy for rail. Key themes include decarbonisation, accessibility, the need for a strong customer service ethos and financial sustainability, as well as the importance of integrating with other transport.
Summary of the call for evidence response report
Call for evidence response report (full version)
- Call for evidence response report as a PDF in English
- Call for evidence response report as a PDF in Welsh
Work on the strategy is well underway, and we are continuing to collaborate and engage with a wide range of stakeholders as it develops.
Whole Industry Strategic Plan (WISP) call for evidence
Originally called the Whole Industry Strategic Plan (WISP) call for evidence, this exercise took place between 9 December 2021 and 4 February 2022.
You can read the call for evidence launch document online here.
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The call for evidence has now closed and the findings of the exercise have been published.
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