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Image caption The transport secretary said South Western Railway's performance was "significantly below expectation". A rail firm could be taken in to public ownership should it fail financially, the government has said. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said South Western Railway's (SWR) franchise was now "not sustainable in the long term". The company recently declared a £137m loss . It said it was involved in "ongoing and constructive discussions" with the government over remedies for the problems with its franchise. Contingency measures include issuing a short-term contract to SWR's owners or moving its operations to the Department for Transport, Mr Shapps said. SWR services were disrupt... Full story

22 January

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