Challenging the ideology of privatisation

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Contemporary railway policy is dominated by market ideology.  Contrary to the relentlessly upbeat stories put out by Ministers and the industry cheerleaders all is not well.  Current institutions and processes cannot deliver the national network of high-quality services that travellers need and which are essential if we are to maximise the social and environmental benefits of our railway.

This paper analyses the issues in depth and with copious references and proposes radically different policies.  It was given at an Institute of Railway Studies Workshop at the National Railway Museum.  Comments are very welcome.

Read the paper:  IRS paper_FINAL.pdf

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