Urban Transport Group welcomes appointment of Andrew Jones as Rail Minister

Press release

The Urban Transport Group has today welcomed the appointment of Andrew Jones MP as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, with responsibility for rail.

Andrew Jones had previously served as a Minister at the Department for Transport from May 2015 to June 2017.

Tobyn Hughes, Managing Director of Nexus and Chair of the Urban Transport Group, said:

“We welcome the appointment of Andrew Jones as Rail Minister.

“This comes at a crucial time for the rail industry, as the Government conducts its ‘root and branch’ review into the country's railways.

“Our network of cities had an excellent working relationship with Andrew Jones when he was previously a Transport Minister and he understands the rail issues that city regions face. We look forward to working with him once again and continuing to make the case for greater devolution of our rail networks so that they bring widespread benefits to the passengers and communities which they serve.”