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East Coast profit annoucement

8 October 2013

Manuel Cortes, leader of the TSSA rail union has commented on the East Coast line results.

"Tory Ministers are deliberately turning a Nelsonian blind eye to the success of the only publicly operated rail franchise in the UK.

"It has returned more money to the Treasury in the past three years than any other firm and it is costing taxpayers the least. It is living proof that publicly owned railways operate in the best interests of the passengers.

"It is purely for reasons of political dogma that the Tories want to sell it back to the private sector by 2015. They don't want a successful public railway showing up the unsuccessful private franchises at the next election."

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