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. https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/01/nationalisation-isnt-the-solution-to-fixing-britains-railways/
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NATIONALISATION ISN’T THE SOLUTION TO FIXING BRITAIN’S RAILWAYS
It’s the New Year, which must mean that railway fares are up again this time by an average of 3.1 percent. Jeremy Corbyn has said the latest price hike is a ‘disgrace’, and commuters forced to shell out more for their journeys are likely to agree. No one not even Chris Grayling is pretending that Britain’s railways are perfect, or that the system that they operate under does either. The Transport Secretary has in fact explicitly stated this week that ‘the franchising model cannot be the path for the future’. But at the same time, there’s something that’s not said often enough, or even at all: Britain’s rail network is actually not that bad. ROBERT COLVILE READ MORE