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Central Planning in Railways: Lessons from history for current public policy
Professor Mark Casson, University of Reading and Clare Moriarty, Department for Transport

NRM map of UK railway systemPhoto courtesy of National Railway Museum Science and Society Picture Library.
  • Friday 13 June 2014, 6.30PM to 8pm
  • Free admission
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In this talk, Professor Mark Casson will argue that a lack of central planning in the nineteenth century led to a chaotic development and expansion of the UK’s Railway system.  Meanwhile in the current privatised railway system Clare Moriarty, Director General of Rail Group at the Department for Transport, looks at harnessing a ‘guiding mind’ to bring an appropriate degree of order to future developments.

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