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Broken rails : how privatisation wrecked Britain's railways

Author: Christian Wolmar
Publisher: London : Aurum Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd, rev. edView all editions and formats
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Christian Wolmar, one of the UK's leading transport journalists, analyses the troubled history of Britain's railways, reveals how they have reached the current state of disarray, and suggests ways to make the necessary improvements.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Wolmar
ISBN: 1854108573 9781854108579
OCLC Number: 49555161
Description: viii, 279 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: Railtrack : late and unlamented --
Government and the railways : a terrible dependency --
Was BR as bad as its sandwiches? --
The poll tax on wheels --
Compounding the catastrophe : the sale of Railtrack --
Labour fails to grasp the nettle --
A moment's inattention --
Disaster at signal SN 109 --
Hatfield : the accident that broke the railway --
The price of privatisation : a dysfunctional railway --
The pot of gold : will we get a better railway? --
Putting the pieces back together.
Other Titles: How privatisation wrecked Britain's railways
Responsibility: Christian Wolmar.

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