With our proposals the current franchising system would be replaced with different types of services designed to suit the needs of different areas and different passengers.
Accountability would be strengthened by creating a new independent national organising body to co-ordinate the whole industry, helping to end the blame game when things go wrong and giving penalties where rail companies fall short.
And we want the new system to be underpinned by an easier to use, better value fares system.
Put customers at the heart
Create clear and strengthened accountability
Deliver value for money for passengers and taxpayers
Drive economic growth across the country
Strengthen communities by being more responsive to their needs
Inspire the people who work in rail by providing fulfilling careers