Rail timetable planning for 2021 – Transport Focus comment

04 December 2020

Commenting on concerns raised by the Office of Rail and Road about timetable planning for 2021 and beyond, Transport Focus chief executive Anthony Smith said:

“Passengers will welcome the regulator’s pressure in this area – publishing an accurate timetable sufficiently in advance for people to plan journeys is pretty fundamental.

“Huge effort has gone into the timetable changes required because of Covid-19, but the timetable has often been finalised very late. As we emerge from the pandemic next year and more people want to travel again, it is crucial that the railway can publish an accurate timetable sufficiently in advance so that passengers can plan journeys and buy tickets.”

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