SYSTRA’s Craig Scott comments on the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail
Today, SYSTRA welcomes the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail - the Government’s 30 year vision to prioritise the needs of passengers and freight under a new single body, Great British Railways. In particular, SYSTRA welcomes and is well-placed to support the government’s commitment to improving customer experience including ticketing reform and the importance placed on the connectivity of stations.
Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail is a once in a lifetime opportunity to transform the sector and SYSTRA is ready to step up to the challenge of leading the industry’s response to climate change and a net zero carbon future. We are already developing new ways of improving efficiencies and driving change through our in-house research and development programme.
The commitment shown in this White Paper and the infrastructure investment already in place is essential as we recover from the pandemic and build back better. Our role as a forward-thinking dynamic organisation will be to invest in our people and their skills, drive innovation across all our projects and ensure that we continue to offer value for money.