Small firms face 'extermination' due to Network Rail asset sale
Thousands of businesses based in railway arches are facing rent hikes of up to 500%
Thousands of small businesses based in railway arches across the UK are facing “extermination” as Network Rail seeks to push through a billion-pound asset sale.
From bakers to bike shops, mechanics to restaurants, many of the 5,500 arches across the UK’s major cities are home to traders and shop owners.
Source: Guardian Transport