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Renationalization of the UK rail network

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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Renationalization of the UK rail network

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This Petition states that the privatization of the UK rail network in 1993 was a major error of judgement and has resulted in an overly complex and fragmented organizational system and fare charging structure.

That privatization of the rail network has compromized safety standards, increased fares, the level of government subsidy, and delayed essential improvements in the UK's national rail infrastructure.

That in view of the above, the UK government should enact legislation to return both the national rail infrastructure and the train operating companies to full public ownership under a single unified organisational structure.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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