Train operators are calling for widespread expansion of the existing rail network, with 14 extra lines and about 40 new stations proposed.Sounds nice, the UK is long overdue in rolling back Beeching's cuts.
What really caught my eye was a quote from Bob Crow.
Bob Crow, general secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport union, said: "RMT has repeatedly called for an expansion of rail services to create green jobs and green transport options as part of our campaign for a people's railways.Its a bit rich considering the chaos and profiteering Bob Crow caused last week with the RMT Union London Underground strike which held the capital to ransom for a 5% pay increase in the middle of a recession. That's the sort of thing that happens far more often in the public sector than in the private sector.
"However, any expansion should be publicly-owned and free from the chaos and profiteering of the privatised franchise system."
So, whatever Bob Crow says, the opposite is true.