Privatisation for rail route

The East Coast Main Line rail route is to be put back into private ownership after a long period under state control, the government will confirm this week.

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East Coast Mainline 'up for grabs'

It has had a turbulent few years, changing hands three times, but the East Coast Mainline rail franchise is now officially up for grabs again. The route is currently operated by the Government after two previous franchises failed.

Meanwhile, the Transport Secretary has also announced that Ilkeston in Derbyshire is in line to get a station again after more than four decades without. John Willats has this report.

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