Robert Colville

Nationalisation isn’t the solution to fixing Britain’s railways

It’s the New Year, which must mean that railway fares are up again – this time by an average of 3.1 per cent. Jeremy Corbyn has said the latest price hike is a ‘disgrace’, and commuters forced to shell out more for their journeys are likely to agree.

No one – not even Chris Grayling – is pretending that Britain’s railways are perfect, or that the system that they operate under does either.

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