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Where should decisions lie? The role of the Department for Transport in a modern railway system

Monday 8 July 2019, 18:30 - 19:30

The Government is due to set out its vision for the rail industry, including the way that passenger services are delivered. This is an important moment for transport in this country, and requires central government, local government and the private sector to work seamlessly together.

What should the role of the Department for Transport be in managing the railways? Who should be held to account when things go wrong? What is the balance between national and local priorities and decision making?

Panellists included:

  • Lilian Greenwood MP, Chair of the House of Commons Transport Committee
  • Baroness Susan Kramer, former Minister of State for Transport
  • Paul Plummer, Chief Executive of the Rail Delivery Group.

The discussion was chaired by Nick Davies, Programme Director at the Institute for Government. There was an opportunity for audience questions.

We would like to thank the Rail Delivery Group for supporting this event.

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