UK Government Moves Toward Renationalisation of Railways

More than seven years after British Rail was abolished, the Government took a large step towards the renationalisation of the network last night by allowing the state-backed Network Rail to take all track maintenance back in-house. The news came on the day that one of the main rail contractors was accused of falsifying records. It is the most significant sign yet that the privatisation drawn up by the Conservative government and refined by Labour has been a failure

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