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TSSA Response to First Trenitalia takeover of West Coast mainline

14 August 2019

TSSA leader Manuel Cortes responded to news First Trenitalia will take over the West Coast mainline train route which runs from Glasgow to London Euston saying: "Shapps has taken over from failing Grayling but continued his practice of fiddling while Rome burns.

“The person appointed by the Government to oversee a root-and-branch review of our railways has already said franchising is not 'delivering clear benefits for either taxpayers or farepayers'. One has to ask what's the point of continuing with this broken system which only benefits privateers at our expense?

“Shapps is in danger of inheriting Grayling’s failing tag. Time to bring our railways back into public ownership.”

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