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State owned and operated Railways

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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State owned and operated Railways

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Each year the private companies that operate our railways receive a subsidy worth £4.6bn this is in contrast to the £2.2bn (inflation adjusted to current prices) given to British Rail in 1994. Even with this subsidy train services are late, overcrowded and above all else too expensive and fragmented. The track is owned in effect by the government why not the trains. why are private companies allowed to make huge profits out the basic human need to travel to work?
I propose that the rail industry is taken into state ownership once again and run in such a way not to maximize profits but service.


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