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BBC television and radio examines the legacy of decades of under-investment in the railways and assesses what has got better since privatisation, what has got worse and who is responsible. Here are the highlights.

Track Record Panorama BBC Radio 4

Track Record Track Record
Monday 29 November
BBC One
1930-2000

Sue Lawley and Peter Snow officially launch the week of programmes with reports on drivers' training, how carriages could be made safer plus the results of an opinion poll amongst rail users.

Panorama Panorama
Monday 29 November
BBC One
2200-2240

Vivian White investigates whether the rail industry is coping with increasing demand and how it is preparing to deal with the problem in the future.


BBC Radio 4 You and Yours
Monday
Monday 29 November
BBC Radio 4
1200-1300

John Waite presents The Passenger's Tale - a series of daily reports from around Britain.

BBC Radio 4

Tuesday
Tuesday 30 November
BBC Radio 4
1200-1300


John Waite investigates the state of the rail services that deliver tourists to Britain's top scenic attractions.

BBC Radio 4

Wednesday
Wednesday 1 December
BBC Radio 4
1200-1300


An integrated transport system means integrated ticketing. John Waite visits West Yorkshire where all-in-one tickets cover road and rail journeys. In other towns the buses don't even stop at the train station.

BBC Radio 4

Thursday
Thursday 2 December
BBC Radio 4
1200-1300


The great architecture of the Victorian age once graced Britain's railway stations, but who is concerned with preserving it now?

BBC Radio 4

Call You and Yours
Thursday 2 December
BBC Radio 4
1500-1530


Peter White hears listeners' views on the state of Britain's rail industry. The programme will be extended to one hour, with the second 30 minutes broadcast exclusively on BBC Online.

BBC Radio 4

The Rail Sale
Tuesday 30 November
BBC Radio 4
2000-2040


Dennis Sewell reports on the political history of rail privatisation from think-tank and policy to our present system.

Track Record Track Record
Thursday 30 November
BBC Two
19.30


Special editions of regional current affairs programmes in England investigating the issues that affect rail users locally. PLUS full coverage across the UK throughout the week on local television and radio.

Track Record

The Money Programme
Sunday 4 December
BBC Two
2000-2030

How the railway network in Europe has coped with the increase in rail travel through - amongst other things - improved management systems.