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A rail agency and devolution will get trains back on track

Graham Nalty, Boulton Moor, Derby, DE24
21 June 2019
 

I welcome the recommendation by the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) for more rail devolution (‘Rail industry backs devolution of services to metro mayors’ LTT10 May). Not only is rail franchising considered by some experts to be past its sell by date, but the DfT has made so many policy blunders recently (electrification cancellation, disqualification of competent franchisees, uncomfortable seating, etc.) that they need to be relieved of all micromanaging of rail. 

The RDG suggests a...

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