‘Broken’ rail system has to be checked

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A review of the rail industry, the government launched next week, after criticism of the way the franchising model.

Labour said the model was “broken” after the East Coast Mainline franchise failed for the third time, and the passengers faced on other lines, strikes and interruptions of the new timetables.

The party says it will re-nationalisation of the iron when it is in force.

But the government says that privatisation has contributed to the “Transformation” of the industry.

The British rail network has been beset by problems, with the East Coast Mainline back under government control in may – for the third time in a decade.

Meanwhile, members of the RMT union is holding the latest in a series of 24-hour strike on the Northern and South-Western in a long-running dispute over the role of guards on trains.

Hundreds of rail transport are likely to be cancelled and replacement buses operate on some routes.’Long-Suffering Passengers

The assessment will be announced on Thursday, is expected to led by Keith Williams, the Deputy Chairman of the Department store John Lewis.

It is likely, in order to examine how aspects of those face that can be avoided by the East Coast Mainline in the future. The franchise System was a joint venture between Stagecoach and Virgin Trains.

This week, the Transport Select Committee is described in the commandment, to the line as “naive” and said the DfT needs to be effective, the guilt for not in the administration.

The DfT plans, under which the service of the London North run Eastern Railway, to a new public-private partnership may be appointed, in the year 2020.

The government began to of the UK offer passenger services to the private sector on a Franchise basis in the 1990s.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has also faced faced questions about his handling of the fault, the passengers on the Thameslink and Great Northern trains this year, according to the introduction of the new timetables, the owner of Govia Thameslink.

The office of Rail and road, has initiated a study of the problems.

Labour has said it, the railway would be back under public ownership, when it was in power.

The shadow Transport Secretary, Andy McDonald said: “long-suffering rail passengers do not need a review to explain to you that the franchising system is broken irreparably.

“No amount of tinkering will change the fact that the rail franchising failed, not delivered and never will.”

A Department for Transport spokesman said: “the privatisation has helped to transform our railway, the doubling of the passenger numbers and the provision of more services, additional investment and new trains.

“We are absolutely committed to the improvement of the trails and are always opportunities for improvement consider how the railway serves the passengers.”

Paul Plummer, chief executive of the Rail Delivery Group the rail industry, said the public and private sectors, very much had achieved together in the last 20 years, but “the time is ripe for root and branch reform”.