Tag : nationalisation

Virgin Rail Set To Sail

9 months ago / 0 comments

The transport secretary Chris Grayling announced on February 5 that Virgin Trains East Coast, the franchise running services from London to Leeds, Edinburgh, York and Newcastle, is near collapse due to lower-than-expected passenger numbers. The franchise, a joint venture with 90% owned by Stagecoach and 10% owned by Richard Branson’s … Read More

Comment | Nationalise our Railways

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sometimes, Nationalisation is the best solution. I don’t see travelling in modern Britain as being ‘romantic’ in any way. We’ll never see a British road-movie hitting the box office anytime soon. If such a film were to be released, I dread to think what the plot would involve. The very … Read More