Humiliation for Transport Secretary Chris Grayling after major railway renationalised

TRANSPORT Secretary Chris Grayling faced humiliation yesterday after having to renationalise one of Britain’s biggest train lines.

The Tory veteran announced he was bringing the East Coast mainline from London to Edinburgh back into public hands for two years – because of “failures” by current operators Stagecoach and Virgin Trains.

The service will be run under the LNER brand last seen on the railways in 1948.

Officials believe under public control, LNER will generate profits of around £250 million before the franchise is put back out to the private sector in 2020. Humiliation for Transport Secretary Chris Grayling after major railway renationalised

 

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