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ATOC’s claims about rail passenger numbers are PR spin, say academics

­RAIL

14 June 2013
 

The Association of Train Operating Companies’ claim that the growth of rail passenger numbers is the result of privatisation has been branded “absurd” by a team of academics.

The comment comes in The Great Train Robbery, a damning report about the privatised rail industry written for the TUC by the University of Manchester’s Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change.

The authors criticise the “absurdity of ATOC’s PR narrative – faithfully...

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