Would you like to see the railways re-nationalised?
Jeremy Corbyn has spoken of re-nationalising the UK’s railways, and the case for national ownership of such a crucial piece of a country’s infrastructure is the source of much debate.
But the evidence suggests that integrating the UK’s expensive and fragmented rail network under public ownership could save hundreds of millions and also provide a better service.
The latest two YouGov Surveys indicate majority support for taking rail back into public ownership. Opposition to the idea has fallen from March to August.
The overwhelming reason for this is a belief that rail fares would go down as a result. A YouGov Survey of 2014 found the top three reasons for re-nationalising the railways were that:
- Railways would be accountable to the taxpayer rather than shareholders;
- Rail fares would go down;
- It would be more cost effective overall.
What are your views? How often do you use trains? Have you seen an improvement in rail services since they have been privatised? Are you happy with the service you currently receive? Would re-nationalising the railways be backward step?
What are your views?
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