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Rail 2020

Inquiry status: Government Response published.

This inquiry took account of, but was not limited to, the report by Sir Roy McNulty on improving efficiency in the rail industry and the Government’s proposals for reform, fares and decentralisation published on 8 March 2012.

Further information:

    The Secretary of State for Transport also gave oral evidence on the West Coast Mainline Franchise during a session on the work of the Department for Transport:

    Oral evidence: Work of the Department for Transport

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