• Reading Levels 3 - 5
Politics | Economics

Did privatisation lead to railway chaos?

Her Majesty The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh followed Queen Victoria's footsteps by travelling on GWR's newest train from Slough to London Paddington. It was to the day 175 years ago to the day Queen Victoria travelled by train to London. Photography by Jack Boskett

Britain's railways are headline news. The last months have seen successive days of strikes by workers. And when trains do run, commuters complain of delays, crowded services and high prices. In this video, Channel 4 News explores whether the privatisation of the industry is to blame.

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