Rail privatisation

The renationalisation of Britain’s railways is consistently popular amongst the public. Numerous polls in recent years have shown strong majority support for this.[1] A commitment to renationalisation was included in the 2017 and 2019 Labour party manifestos.

Issues with the train operating companies – and the near 25 years since privatisation occurred – means that many commuters are no longer aware of the poor service and quality of the nationalised system in the UK. The Williams Review was established in September 2018 to assess “the structure of the whole rail industry and the way passenger rail services are delivered.”[2]

Read the case for rail privatisation in full here.


[1] Smith, Matthew., Labour economic policies are popular, so why aren’t Labour?, YouGov, 12 November 2019, https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2019/11/12/labour-economic-policies-are-popular-so-why-arent-, (accessed 26 February 2020).

[2] Department for Transport, The Williams Rail Review, 25 February 2019, www.gov.uk/government/collections/the-williams-rail-review, (accessed 12 March 2020).

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