Submission to the Transport Select Committee's inquiry on the impact of Coronavirus
13 May 2020
The Railway Industry Association has published its submission to the Transport Select Committee's inquiry on the impact of Coronavirus on the transport sector.
The submission sets out that:
- The Government’s response to Coronavirus and engagement with rail suppliers has generally been positive so far.
- RIA welcomes the Government’s and Network Rail’s assurance that where work can go ahead safely, it should do so.
- Rail supply business’s top concern is a hiatus or drying up of work.
- In this difficult period, effective communication between the Government, clients and the supply chain is more important than ever, so that rail can support and ensure a safe return to work for workers throughout the UK, helping the economic recovery and ensuring we can build world class rail at home and abroad in the months and years to come.