Minister updates on Williams review

Priorities set out by Keith Williams in his rail industry review for the Government “remain the right ones”, according to Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris.

Responding on September 3 to a Commons Written Question by Matt Western (Labour, Warwick and Leamington), who had asked when the heavily-delayed review would be published, Heaton-Harris said: “The Government is committed to transforming our railways and building on Keith Williams’ evidence-based priorities. We want to create a railway that puts passengers first, delivers better value for money and supports the nation’s recovery from COVID-19.

“COVID-19 struck when the Williams Rail Review was in its final stages. The priorities that Keith set out remain the right ones. We are working with him now to consider how best to deliver reform in light of these unique challenges.”

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