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Rail franchise system 'a muddle'

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The rail franchise system is "a muddle" which allows train companies to take advantage of passengers and needs reform, a report by MPs has warned.

The Commons transport select committee said operators were making profits in good times but forcing the government to step in when revenues fall.

Tom Symonds reports.

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