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Railways: Privatisation

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 164, tabled on 27 May 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on privatising or outsourcing the management of (a) railway stations directly managed by Network Rail and (b) Network Rail's telecommunications systems.

Answered on

1 June 2015

There are no current plans to outsource (a) any of the stations that Network Rail manages, or (b) management of the company’s telecommunications system. Train operating companies already manage roughly 2,500 stations, the vast majority of the network.

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