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Rail franchises: Nationalisation v privatisation calls

22 April 2013 Last updated at 12:33 BST

Problems with franchises for some rail services have left the government running a major train line, with calls for it to remain in public hands.

The government wants the East Coast rail franchise - running from London King's Cross to Edinburgh - back in private hands by the 2015 general election, with 10 of the 16 rail franchises also due for renewal by polling day.

David Thompson reports.

Rail privatisation debate: Christian Wolmar and Tony Lodge


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