Public to control more of rail network, promises Labour

Public to control more of rail network, promises Labour

Michael Dugher, shadow transport secretary, pledges big changes to rail ownership and says he wants to scrap the current franchising system

The prospect of large sections of the rail industry being brought back into a form of public ownership has been raised by Michael Dugher, the shadow transport secretary.

In his first extended remarks since he was given the job by Ed Miliband, Dugher said he wanted “to do far more to make some really big changes”.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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