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In Partnership for Britain’s Prosperity

In Partnership

In 2017, the rail industry launched ‘In Partnership for Britain’s Prosperity’ its long-term plan to change and improve. The plan was underpinned by four commitments to secure a stronger economy, better customer journeys, boost local communities and deliver more rewarding jobs on the railway.
While we continue to work hard to deliver big improvements today, we also recognise that the system is under strain, and last summer’s ambitious but ultimately disruptive timetable change is an example.
That’s why we want to go further, we submitted our proposals to the ongoing Williams review in early 2019, we are calling for bigger, once-in-a-generation change to unlock greater improvement for the future.

Our four commitments to
change and improve


Strengthen the railway’s contribution to the economy, keeping running costs in the black, freeing up taxpayers’ money


Increase customer satisfaction by improving the railway to remain the top-rated major railway in Europe


Boost local communities through localised decision-making and investment


Create more jobs, increase diversity and provide our employees with rewarding careers

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The main benefit for us passengers is that we get investment from both the public and the private sector in trains and track, making services more reliable for passengers.
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Anthony Smith
Chief executive, Transport Focus

Anthony Smith Chief executive Transport Focus

What In Partnership for Britain’s Prosperity
committed to deliver for Britain:

Delivering on our commitments

Since 2017, we have been working together to deliver what we promised. 

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A strong railway links to a strong economy, which is why Britain cannot afford to go back to the days of rail deficits acting as a lag on public funds. That’s why “in partnership for Britain’s prosperity” includes our commitment to keep operations costs in the black in line with government expectations.
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Paul Plummer
CEO, Rail Delivery Group

Paul Plummer CEO Rail Delivery Group

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