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Re-nationalisation of the railways


Transport secretary Alistair Darling this week ruled out a re-nationalisation of the railways. Speaking at the Labour Party conference Darling said: 'We spend £70M per week on the railways. As the problems have been brought about by under investment, to turn our back on this makes no sense. We have also made contracts with the operating companies a lot tighter. We can remove them now if they don't perform, ' he said.

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