The government has pressed ahead with privatisation of the East Coast Mainline precisely because of its success.
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The success of East Coast shows that another model can work. And that’s why it terrifies the government
Some rail fares in Britain have risen by as much as 250 per cent since British Rail was privatised, according to research by the TSSA transport union.
The government is showing the same type of contempt for the UK’s railways and communities that Beeching did all those years ago.
The High Speed Rail project holds great potential, but to make the most of that investment, the government must ensure all our railways are fit for the future.
IPPR North director Ed Cox explains why a proper transport strategy is needed to address the annual outcry about rail fare hikes.
Labour support a new report, backed by major trade unions, which calls for the renationalisation of Britain’s railways to tackle rising fares and poor service.
Joe Fortune calls for Network Rail to be mutualised, in an effort to ensure not only short-term good management, but long-term good governance.