The Williams Rail Review was established in September 2018 to look at the structure of the whole rail industry and the way passenger rail services are delivered. The review will make recommendations for reform that prioritise passengers’ and taxpayers’ interests.
The review’s findings and recommendations will be published in a government white paper in autumn 2019. Reform will begin in 2020.
It is led by independent chair, Keith Williams. Keith is deputy chairman of the John Lewis Partnership and former chief executive of British Airways. Keith is supported by a panel of experts from across the country with expertise in rail, freight, business and passenger interests.
At each stage of the review, we will seek to understand the full range of perspectives and options in pursuit of the right answers. To support this engagement we are publishing a series of evidence papers.