This was another national asset sold off cheap under the same mantra that privatisation would make the railways more efficient and competition would keep prices down.
Railways should be run by the public for the public, not shareholders, while passengers have to pay high prices just to stand up.
Nineteen years of commuting – and rail is by far the best, but no longer the cheapest way.
It makes no sense to try to introduce competition into what is a natural monopoly that should be run as a public good.
Beeching got it wrong in the 60s and the Tories got it wrong in the 90s. We need a unified rail transport system for the UK.
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Good idea but what about everyone else who has also died? Are they not worth stopping for too.
Give them ppe
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No Tim, we will not ‘give it a rest’. We will continue haranguing you tories who want a privatised railway but continually demand that the public bail you out with subsidies, and are somehow happy that every single franchise is foreign-owned. Two faced hypocrisy.
Timing of this post is appalling. Give it a rest during this worldwide crisis.
any train company should be public
Renationalise all railways
Nationalise the lot 👍
Make all rail public ASAP.
To many foreigners taking over key industries and services . Profits are leaving the country in millions but services provided are abysmal. High time all key services were nationalised.
Most of our railways are nationalised. The trouble is it's all foreign nations. How on earth did our government let that happen? No replies please, I know.
It already is, the Dutch public own it.
Nationalisation is here to stay !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not the best climate at the moment but they can now see what Northern & LNER achieve in public ownership before anymore decisions
That's the SNP's plan.
We can't wait till 2022 - needs done NOW.
The franchise system is past its sell by date
I'm all for nationalisation in the bigger picture. But dont we subsidise the Scots enough. Thanks to us they already get,free prescriptions, tuition fees dentistry and all. So no let them pay for something themselves and generate their own income
In fact, people should be doing maths, not rocket science. The importance of passenger revenue under privatisation has declined. In the last ten years of BR, it averaged around 64% whereas in the first ten years of privatisation, its 55%.
SNP and Alex Salmond?
Abeltitio more like
Can't nationalise it as Westminster /network rail are in charge of the tracks points and signalling and some Scottish stations
Phil Taylor Rio was the first name down