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What the UK can learn from the demise of British Rail

10 May 2022

6:29 PM

10 May 2022

6:29 PM

British Railways lives again. Well sort of. The Queen’s Speech is expected to contain plans for a Transport Bill, the centrepiece of which is the creation of Great British Railways which will take over many aspects of the nation’s rail system.

However, before the nostalgics start dusting off their Ian Allan Locospotters’ annual, this new beast will be nothing like the old one.

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‘British Rail’ by Christian Wolmar is out on 9 June.


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