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Privatisation 'failed' railways

Rail privatisation has led to the UK having the most expensive fares in Europe, older trains and serious overcrowding, and train operating companies entirely reliant on public subsidies, according to a new report commissioned by the TUC.

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TUC is 'naughty' to claim Britain has highest rail fares

Edward Welsh from the Association of Train Operating Companies has told Daybreak that the TUC is being "naughty" in claiming that rail privatisation has led to the UK having the most expensive fares in Europe.

He said: "We have a choice of different fairs, it's like airline discounting, you are able to buy cheaper fares if you book in advance or use a rail card and often on the continent you don't have those kind of benefits."

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