The Normalisation of Rail Passenger Services

About the Challenge

Analyse the positive contribution that the normalisation of rail passenger services and resumption of use will make to reactivating UK economic activity and compare the benefits from the resumption in domestic growth with any incremental risk from rail causing an acceleration in Coronavirus infection rates, should current risk mitigations prove ineffective. Contribute to building the case for when ‘it’s safe to travel by rail’.

A worst-case risk for analysing and monitoring should be a reversal from the current Government Coronavirus alert-level four (“a high or rising level of transmission – enforced social distancing”) to level five (“a material risk of healthcare services being overwhelmed – extremely strict social distancing”).

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Relevant Sectors

Government (GB national and regional) including the Department for Transport (DfT), the Treasury and the Office of Rail and Road; rail transportation and public transportation providers including operators and infrastructure managers; the healthcare sector, including the NHS as well as the health and mental care sectors; law enforcement and the British Transport Police; passengers and passenger focus groups; Trades Unions and the Trades Union Congress (TUC); The Confederation of British Industry (CBI); Universities involved in the epidemiological modelling of Coronavirus disease; the primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors.

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