Passenger rail services in England

SN06521

Published 09/01/2018 Amended 09/01/2018

Topics:  Railways

Summary

This paper explains how passenger rail services are provided in England and the policies of successive governments towards rail franchising. It also looks at those proposals which have been put forward for further reform – specifically more partnership working, competition, public ownership and devolution.

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