Written statement to Parliament

Rail reform: announcing the publication of 'Reforming our railways: putting the customer first'

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Rail command paper released.

The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP

I am today (8 March 2012) publishing ‘Reforming our railways: putting the customer first’, which sets out the government’s vision for the railways, alongside the policies that are needed to realise that vision. I am also announcing consultations on how we might move to a more transparent, modern and flexible approach to fares and ticketing; and on the opportunity to devolve power and responsibility away from Whitehall’s traditional command and control structure to the appropriate local level. I am making an oral statement to the House today to explain our approach.

Published 8 March 2012