Partnership launches to deliver a better integrated and more locally accountable West Midlands rail network
- West Midlands Rail Executive and Great British Railways Transition Team are working on a partnership to deliver a more locally accountable railway in the West Midlands.
- The partnership will support better integration of rail into the wider public transport and active travel network in West Midlands, making journeys easier for customers.
- The partnership will deliver simplification of rail fares and integrated ticketing, aiming to achieve best value for passengers.
- Analysis of the latest rail statistics shows revenue from leisure travel grew by a fifth (19%) quarter-on-quarter
- Commuting (+6%) and business travel (+8%) also saw an uplift in the second quarter of this year (1 April to 30 June 2023), as more people are going into the office on more days
- GBRTT is bringing the industry together to better meet the needs of today’s customers, including by making ticketing simpler and better value for money, and improving communications and information
- Although this quarter has seen an uplift, rail still faces a sizable hole in its finances and GBRTT is calling for the industry to work together to go for growth
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