'Slippery slope to the break-up of Network Rail'
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Mick Cash: 'Slippery slope to break-up of Network Rail'

The government wants to change the way the railways are run in England. It wants Network Rail, which runs the country's tracks, to work more closely with the private train companies who run the trains on its tracks.

It would mean they sit in the same management teams and operate the track and train together. But Mick Cash, the general secretary of the Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers, told the the Today programme this move will lead to the "break-up of Network Rail" and its eventual privatisation.

  • 06 Dec 2016
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