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New funding deal for Arriva CrossCountry – Transport Focus comment

Commenting on the announcement that the Government has signed a new contract with Arriva to protect its rail services, Transport Focus chief executive Anthony Smith said:

“We welcome this deal which protects vital services for passengers for the next three years. Passengers want stability – they rely on the railway to get them to where they need to be and need confidence that their service will run.

“Extra seats, more on-board staff and better services for vulnerable passengers will help continue to make rail an attractive option.”

For media enquiries please contact communications officer Misha MccGwire on 0300 123 0821 or misha.mccgwire@transportfocus.org.uk.

For out of hours media enquiries please call 0300 123 2181.

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