This project examines ways to reduce the fragmentation and leakage of public money that characterise the UK’s privatised railways.
The report outlines a recipe for radical reform in order to benefit both passengers and taxpayers. It calculates that over one billion pounds of taxpayers’ money could be saved annually if railways were reunited under public ownership. These funds could be used to deliver substantial fare reductions or invested in the railways to achieve wider environmental, economic and social gains.
Commissioned by ASLEF, RMT, TSSA, UNITE (2012).