Back in the early 1990s, the UK led the way in privatising railways and splitting ownership of the tracks from train services. From then on, it has been a bumpy road for British train services (bad pun, I know), even if there has been more investment in the infrastructure than before 1990.According to a report in The Times, the Conservative Party which originally pushed the idea of privatisation, is about review its earlier policies and call for a reintegration of track and service ownership. One of the arguments made is that the entire set-up of contracts made neccessary by the split is excessive and too costly. The Conservatives now want to promote a model with regional contractors and joint-ventures.Perhaps Monopoly will be the new Competition?In other news, only 3 out of 4 long-distance trains in Denmark arrived on time in June. DSB (the operator) blames BaneDanmark (the owner of the track) – and ultimately politicians – because of a severe lack of investment in railway infrastructure during the last 30 years. (My word of advice is: If you need to go somewhere in Denmark this summer, go by car or take a bus. Trains should only be used if you have no other means of transport available).Update: Link to the press release from the British Conservative Party. And here is the Guardian’s take on the Conservative Rail Review. Note the number of “wills” in that article.