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Home Government Rail Director: Tan Dhesi on holding the government to account

Rail Director: Tan Dhesi on holding the government to account

Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Railways has vowed to hold the government to account after what he calls its ‘betrayal’ of the north.

Tan Dhesi, the MP for Slough, is the cover feature in the latest edition of Rail Director, which can now be viewed online for free by clicking here:

“I feel very passionately about the industry and believe that I intrinsically get it,” he told January’s edition of the magazine covering everything from track to train.


“I am 100 per cent optimistic about the role that rail can play in the future. Rail is very much at the heart of transforming our economy and rebuilding but we need to make sure that significant investment is there in order for that to materialise.”

The first edition of 2022 also features interviews with Munir Patel, Andrew Went and Neil Walker who discuss the launch of the Rail Industry Association’s Exports Leadership Group; Anit Chandarana, Lead Director of the Great British Railways Transition Team on the call for evidence for a 30-year strategic plan; and the new chair of Women in Rail, Christine Fernandes.

Rail Director’s Danny Longhorn said: “2021 was a year of progress for the UK rail industry with the release of long-awaited reports, progression on HS2 and Crossrail, new trains and the launch of the new public body Great British Railways.

“I expect 2022 to continue with that momentum with the latest Rail Director showcasing just a little of what is in store in the months ahead. It is fantastic to feature so many high-profile rail industry leaders in the latest magazine and I hope readers enjoy what they have to say.”

The release of the online edition of the magazine comes after rail industry leaders and subscribers received hard copies. If you too would like a hard copy of the magazine delivered to your door, click here.

Chris Wiles, who leads the RBD Publications team, said: “2021 was a great year for everyone involved in the business, with 2022 set to carry on that successful track.

“We’ve had some wonderful feedback from those who have received hard copies of January’s Rail Director and I’m pleased even more people will get to read it now it is online.

“We are well underway with February’s magazine with some great features already lined up covering everything from track to train. As always, our platform raising slots are filling quickly so get in touch with the team if you’d like more details about appearing in the next magazine to showcase your products and services to rail industry leaders.”

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