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P-04-435 : Wales & Border Railways Franchise 2018 to be Operated on a Not-for-Dividend Basis

Petition wording:


We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to ensure that the next the Wales & the Border franchise is operated on a not-for-dividend basis.


Arriva has a monopoly over much of the railways in Wales and the Border; this does not encourage "cheaper prices and better standards through competition" as capitalism intended, due to that monopoly.  In 2018 the contract with Arriva is up for renewal.  A "not-for-dividends" pricing system would increase the amount of passengers and allow more people to work as they’d be able to afford to travel creating a knock on effect on the welsh GDP and also, in by-product of proving the system, give England more reason for doing likewise.

Petition raised by:  Merlyn Cooper

Date petition first considered by Committee:  6 November 2012

Number of signatures:  35



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Assembly Business;



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