Railways should return to public ownership - poll

Privatised service rejected in new survey

Jeremy Corbyn's plan to renationalise Britian's railways has won the backing of almost three-quarters of AOL users who voted in a poll.

It follows the publication of a survey which found Britons pay up to six times more than train passengers in other parts of Europe.

The former British Rail was privatised in the 1990s by John Major's administration and fares have soared ever since. Bringing the service back under public ownership is one of the first acts a Corbyn-led government is expected to do in 2020.

The poll on AOL UK Homepage ran from 24 hours between Monday and Tuesday. Some 71% of the 15,000-plus who responded supported the Labour leader's plans. Only 11% were opposed. Full details are below.

Poll result

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