About the DfT Rail Group


Working in partnership with the industry, to secure the railway the country wants at a price it can afford.


  • To ensure delivery of improved operational and financial performance, and safety, by the railway.
  • To secure appropriate rail passenger services at an acceptable price through effective specification and procurement.
  • To develop and deliver a robust, affordable and sustainable strategy for the development of the railway that supports wider transport objectives.
  • To ensure the cost-effective and timely delivery of major rail projects.

DfT Rail Group senior contacts

Contact details for senior staff members of the DfT Rail Group.

02 February 2006
Last update:
20 October 2010

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