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Ministers to announce biggest shake-up of the railways since privatisation –

As the railways adjust to changing working patterns, ‘carnet’ tickets will be offered to commuters who come to the office for one or two day



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Mr Grayling commissioned a root and branch review four months after the timetable chaos. After a long delay – in part a result of the Covid pandemic – the review will be published this week to kickstart a slew of reforms.
Led by Keith Williams, the former British Airways boss, but now dubbed the Williams-Shapps Review, a decision to axe rail franchising will be rubber-stamped.
Rail operators will be paid a fee by taxpayers to run services with the Government collecting fares instead. Mr Shapps previously…

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