Re-nationalisation of the railways

The privatisation of the railways is one of the worst legacies of the Tory government. Whilst the railways are, in some metrics, improving and expanding, this is only due to increased public investment, long overdue after decades of neglect.

I remember quizzing our local New Labour MP Stephen Timms during a session at school, asking him why the incoming Labour Government didn't do more to try and block the move. His response was that there was simply nothing that could be done.

The news that TfL will take control of 11 London rail stations, plus the pretty-much re-nationalisation of Network Rail suggest otherwise...