Railways & the election: where the parties stand
All the UK mainland parties have now published their 2017 general election manifestos. The three main parties support HS2; only Labour and the Greens back nationalisation; only Labour and the Lib Dems advocate shifting freight from road to rail. Continue reading Railways & the election: where the parties stand
ScotRail nationalisation: practical proposition or political ploy?
Mounting public discontent with poor Abellio ScotRail performance has led to calls for the passenger franchise to be prematurely terminated and replaced with a state run body. Continue reading ScotRail nationalisation: practical proposition or political ploy?
Rail Nationalisation back on the agenda
Thirty prospective Labour parliamentary candidates have called for the railways to be taken back into public ownership in an open letter to The Observer newspaper. Continue reading Rail Nationalisation back on the agenda
Rail renationalisation: A long way down the line?
Rail renationalisation is back on the cards again. It is a subject that won’t go away. When the railways were last in private ownership (pre-1948), nationalisation was seen (by some) as a panacea; now that they are back in private hands again, the reverse now seems to be the case! How very perverse! Continue reading Rail renationalisation: A long way down the line?