Talking Point: Do you think the train network will improve under closer state control?

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Rail concourse at Waterloo Station (PA Media)
Rail concourse at Waterloo Station (PA Media)

A major overhaul of Britain’s railways was announced today in a bid to make the transport system more efficient.

A new public body, Great British Railways, will assume responsibility for managing infrastructure, issuing contracts, setting fares, and selling tickets.

The Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail will aim to counter long-term complaints surrounding cost and punctuality.

But how much difference do you think it will make to have railways under closer state control? Let us know in the comments for the chance to be featured on the ES website tomorrow.

Yesterday’s Talking Point: Should local lockdowns be reintroduced to stop the spread of the Indian variant?

Some of you thought that local lockdowns might be a good idea to keep the Indian variant at bay. Karen Simpson said she would “rather a lock in and close the borders.”

In fact, many of you agreed that borders should be the first priority, as opposed to local lockdowns. “Ynalepa” commented “Should all flights be stopped? YES YES YES,” while “happyinmygardensanctuary” added: “Nevermind the local lockdowns, we need to suspend the incoming flights.”

Others thought that wider restrictions regarding travel would be a better idea. Katy Baker said “Nope. Stop non-essential travel. Let us live our lives.”

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