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The success of East Coast shows that another model can work. And that’s why it terrifies the government

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The government has pressed ahead with privatisation of the East Coast Mainline precisely because of its success.

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The chancellor’s vision of a northern powerhouse is a world away from the Department for Transport’s cost-cutting agenda

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The chancellor should use his Autumn Statement to set out firm plans for major investment in the north’s rail infrastructure.

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Ed Miliband should be bold and embrace full rail nationalisation

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Miliband’s plans have upset the private sector but also angered rail unions.

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Voters in the marginals want public ownership of the railways

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A pledge to re-nationalise the railways could help to swing the election for Labour.

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Train companies have not responded to changing work patterns

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Our railways sell tickets as if everyone has a 9-to-5 job and works 5 days a week.

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Rail fares rise by 250% since privatisation

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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.

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Budget 2014: The chancellor’s misguided belief in the economic power of road building has not gone away

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While statistics show economic growth, people’s day to day experience is of cuts to services, fare increases and deteriorating infrastructure.

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The day rail commuters hate

Today the Office for National Statistics publishes July’s inflation figures and we see how much train fares will go up from January next year.

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HS2 holds great potential, but the government must ensure all our railways are fit for the future

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.

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Annual rail hike takes effect and dampens start to new year

Further rail price hikes get the year off to a difficult start for many and meanwhile, the government remains entirely oblivious to the impact of its policies.

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