Responding to the appointment of the Department for Transport ministerial team, Paul Tuohy, from Campaign for Better Transport, said:

“We welcome the appointment of these able and passionate new ministers to the Department for Transport team. We’re particularly pleased to see Sir Peter Hendy, who brings a lot of external experience, and Lillian Greenwood, former chair of the transport select committee, given prominent roles within the department and look forward to working with them.

“This new team must, in the words of Secretary of State for Transport, ‘move fast and fix things’ by addressing the future of rail capacity and long-term bus funding reform as a priority.”