Tan Dhesi MP for Slough
Prior to the pandemic, the railways were booming – driving economic growth, decarbonising transport and boosting employment across our country. A recent report by the Railway Industry Association showed that in 2019, the rail industry supported £43bn in economic growth compared to £36.4bn in 2016; it employed 710,000 people, compared to 600,000 in 2016; it raised £14bn in tax revenue annually, compared to £11bn in 2016.
Whilst things picking up again as we recover from the pandemic, we must urgently get rail back on track, not continue with Government dither and delay on key infrastructure projects.
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