Labour plan for publicly owned rail network 'in best interest for rail workers and passengers'

Labour have announced that they plan to 'bring train operators under public ownership and control'.

Mick Lynch, RMT general secretary said:

"Labour's commitment to bring the train operating companies into a new unified and publicly owned rail network is in the best interests of railway workers, passengers and the taxpayer.

"We strongly welcome these bold steps to fix 14 years of Tory mismanagement of our privatised railways and Labour's promise to complete a transition to public ownership within its first term in office.

"For too long private companies have made millions in profit from taxpayer subsidies and in return provided appalling levels of service.

“This announcement however should be a first step to completely integrating all of our railway into public ownership.

"It is time for a railway fit for the 21st century that serves the public, not the privateers and shareholders."

Read about Labour's plan here.

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