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Petition to keep trains public

A petition to keep the East Coast Main Line railway in public ownership has attracted 23,000 signatures. Green Party politicians want to stop the service being re-franchised into the private sector.

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Campaigners hand in 23,000-name petition over rail line

Campaigners have handed in a 23,000-name petition to the government demanding the East Coast Main Line be kept public.

They claim it does not make financial sense to hand a profitable service over to a private firm.

Lilian Greenwood, MP for Nottingham South and shadow Rail Minister, told ITV News Central she hopes the government will listen to what passengers have to say.

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