This is a prime example of conservative voters mined set and how it works. You will see without question fueled by the hate-ridden right-wing press about re-nationalizing public services.
British Rail was broken up and privatised between 1994 and 1997, and since then rail services in the UK have been provided by private companies. There are 16 rail franchises in the UK, where the government gives train companies funding to run services for a certain period.
The cost of running the railways has more than doubled in real terms since privatisation, from £2.4 billion from 1990-95 to around £5.4 billion per year from 2005-10.