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What is the capitalist answer to rail passenger transportation being non financially profitable?

In developed countries, rail transport is usually provided at financial loss, and needs to be subsidised by governments. In countries who have refused to do so (mostly on the American continent), ...
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What do British people think about female-only carriages on trains?

I read that one politician in British Labour party suggested implementing a women-only carriage but immediately got backlash (here or here). I tried accessing some of these articles but all of them ...
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Are there countries with true open-market railways?

Over here Ben Southwood makes a case against nationalizing the British train lines: [..] Returning it to centralised state control would be a step backwards and a mistake. Instead we ...
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What are the long term benefits of renationalising the trains in the UK?

Jeremy Corbyn has campaigned and said labour will renationalise the trains "line by line" as they expire. And has repeated this mandate time and time again. "Public ownership of our railways is ...