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Michael is a journalist, academic and author – writing, blogging and broadcasting on railways and the media. He is also a travel writer, having covered the world for a variety of publications. Read more…

The next train at Platform 1 could be run by British Railways

February 23, 2018

I hardly thought I would ever say this, but Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell may be onto something when they say they want to bring the railways back into national ownership. There's certainly a public appetite after the long-running guards' fiasco on Southern and Stagecoach and Virgin getting their sums wrong on the East Coast franchise, which has gone  so badly awry that it may have to be taken back into public control just to keep the trains running. I ...more

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