Introduction Britain relies on rail. The railway is a vital part of Britain’s economy and infrastructure. More people travel by rail now than since the 1920s, even though there are 50% fewer rail routes now than in the 1960s. Every day Network Rail gets three million people to their destinations. It also moves thousands of tonnes of goods around Britain. Rail is a ‘greener’ and safer mode of transport than car so it is no surprise that passenger numbers have increased by more than 40%…

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