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8001F

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1948 repeated? - Posted: June 25, 2020 - 1:47 PM Quote and reply
Grant Shapps set to centralise control of Britain’s railways

The new centralised system would give the Government control over pricing
and timetabling

The Government will use emergency coronavirus controls of the UK’s railways
to centralise control of Britain’s railways, in a move comparable to
nationalisation.

The Transport Secretary said the crisis had provided opportunities to
establish a “different type of railway”, in a move that would mean the end
of the franchise system established by John Major.

Train operators would receive a fixed fee from the Government which would
essentially own all routes and collect fares.

Under the current system franchise holders collect fares and pay a
percentage to the Exchequer, which encourages them to maximise income.

The entire system would be overseen by a board, which would likely be
chaired by the Transport Secretary, giving the Government more control over
pricing and timetabling.Etc etc.
Daily Telegraph 25.06.20

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Sean Emmett

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Re: 1948 repeated? - Posted: June 25, 2020 - 10:17 PM Quote and reply
So no re-run of the 'Exchanges' then?



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Hartill

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Re: 1948 repeated? - Posted: June 25, 2020 - 11:37 PM Quote and reply
8001F said:
Grant Shapps set to centralise control of Britain’s railways

The new centralised system would give the Government control over pricing
and timetabling

The Government will use emergency coronavirus controls of the UK’s railways
to centralise control of Britain’s railways, in a move comparable to
nationalisation.

The Transport Secretary said the crisis had provided opportunities to
establish a “different type of railway”, in a move that would mean the end
of the franchise system established by John Major.

Train operators would receive a fixed fee from the Government which would
essentially own all routes and collect fares.

Under the current system franchise holders collect fares and pay a
percentage to the Exchequer, which encourages them to maximise income.

The entire system would be overseen by a board, which would likely be
chaired by the Transport Secretary, giving the Government more control over
pricing and timetabling.Etc etc.
Daily Telegraph 25.06.20



You could call the board THE BRITISH TRANSPORT COMMISSION


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