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Treasury ‘losing patience with rail’

Rail

22 August 2020
 

The Treasury may withdraw funding support for many rail services if passenger numbers do not recover soon, a transport commentator has claimed. 

Writing in the current issue of Rail magazine, Christian Wolmar says: “Infuriated by having to pay out around £700m per month to keep the trains running, the Treasury is on the warpath. Plans have been prepared to cut swathes of the railway in the event of a second lockdown or if numbers fail to return to the railways.

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