Nope, the real answer is David Cameron and, er, today. The former nationalised railway service will cease to exist as a legal entity when the clock strikes 12 tonight, bringing an end to 65 years of existence.
Although commuters have been cursing privatised railway companies since the mid-1990s, British Rail has quietly limped on as a residuary company handling pension liabilities and property assets, still entirely nationalised and controlled by the department for transport.
But despite keeping a low profile, it has become a casualty of the coalition’s “bonfire of the quangos” and The Capitalist hears the board said their goodbyes last week.
Full steam ahead.