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WE NOTE that the West Coast rail franchise bidding process has collapsed into chaos, with rival private operators now to be refunded £40 million of public money.
How about the direct line? Yes, let’s cut out the middle men and the £3 billion to £6 billion going to waste every year and have the rail network run directly for the public by the public.
Let’s end this privatisation fiasco and have a fully integrated national rail network. You could even have train-building facilities in York. Remember them?
B Golding, Secretary, York & District Trades Union Council (TUC).