18 of Network Rail’s Train Stations are Expected to be Privatised

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Financial consultants are currently examining proposals for all 18 of Network Rail’s train stations to be sold off to raise additional funds for the publicly backed company.

Stations expected to be sold include major London stations such as Cannon Street, Charing Cross, Euston, King’s Cross, London Bridge, Liverpool Street, Paddington, St. Pancras International, Victoria and Waterloo. It would also include nationally important stations such as Birmingham New Street, Bristol Temple Meads, Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Central, Leeds, Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester Piccadilly and Reading.

The sell-off would help raise additional funds to reduce its debt level, but would also allow Network Rail to concentrate on the management of the rail network and infra-structure rather than be distracted by station buildings.