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Juliette Foster

Just the ticket? No. 10 unveils first independent rail franchise in decades

Juliette Foster
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Share Radio Afternoon

Just the ticket? No. 10 unveils first independent rail franchise in decades
The Government has announced plans for the first integrated rail franchise separate from Network Rail in decades. East West rail will manage both the tracks and trains of a new link between Oxford and Cambridge - an approach that Number 10 hopes will put Britain's railways back on track. Share Radio's Juliette Foster is joined on the line by Steve Hedley, Senior Assistant General Secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) to gauge his reaction: is this a positive move?