Campaign launched to return East Coast rail to public ownership

Campaign launched to return East Coast rail to public ownership

More than 10,000 have signed a petition in protest against the government’s bailout of Stagecoach-operated Virgin Trains service

A campaign to return the East Coast rail franchise to public ownership has been launched in protest against the government’s bailout of the Stagecoach-operated Virgin Trains service.

More than 10,000 have signed a petition demanding that the London-Edinburgh line be run by the public sector, following the deal announced last month by the transport secretary, Chris Grayling.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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