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No widespread calls for nationalisation amidst media support for rail review

The papers broadly backed the Government’s planned review of the national rail network but there was no significant degree of support for the option of renationalisation to be considered as part of it. Rik Thomas reports

28 September 2018
The ORR’s report on the problems with the rail network over the summer made the front pages of three major national daily newspapers – The Mail, The Times and The Guardian (not shown)
The ORR’s report on the problems with the rail network over the summer made the front pages of three major national daily newspapers – The Mail, The Times and The Guardian (not shown)

 

Reports published by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) rarely attract significant amounts of media attention but there was an important exception to this on 20 September when no fewer than three national daily papers (The Daily Mail, The Times and The Guardian) featured details of the latest ORR report on their front pages.

“Passengers are routinely being failed by a chaotic rail industry, a damning official report concludes today,” The Mail said. “Bosses, ministers and...

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