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Rail Network

Asked if it was inevitable that the Government would have to re-nationalise the rail network, however slowly, the PMS replied that he wouldn t characterise it in those terms. There was a particular issue with one of the franchise holders and we had taken action to deal with that in order to ensure continuity of service for passengers. Asked if he thought there was a demand for it, the PMS said that he would refer people to what the Department of Transport and Andrew Adonis had said on the matter; no other train operator had defaulted on its franchise or indicated to us any intention to do so. Nor has any other company sought to renegotiate their franchise.

Asked if it was still the Government s intention to seek a new franchise for the East Coast Mainline, the PMS said the position on that had not changed.

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