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Lobby of business awards for Tyne & Wear Metro

Issue No. 2140

Campaigners against privatisation lobbied the HSBC rail business awards in London on Friday of last week as part of their fight to keep Tyne & Wear Metro public. Nexus, the regional passenger transport executive, has lined up three private-sector bidders to compete for the right to run its operations and some infrastructure. The Metro is Britain’s last wholly public sector rail service, and is the country’s best performing rail network.

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Tue 24 Feb 2009, 18:21 GMT
Issue No. 2140
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