Since privatisation, about the only thing which I can see which has improved is the coffee. Trains are still late, overcrowded and staggeringly expensive.
Private companies take profit and run down quality. Nothing has ever been as good as British Rail.
The railways are a mess. In the southwest we have one of the highest fares in the country. Bring back sense and coherence to the railways – re-nationalise.
I travel every day using Southern. They have been making my travel a misery for the last year and it’s getting worse by the day. It’s outrageous what they make people go through.
The promise that privatisation would bring lower prices and a better service is as false with rail as with water, energy and, soon, the postal service.
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Privatizing has buggered up the electricity industry, the gas industry, the water industry and the waste disposal industry too. Some things should be considered a service and run to provide just that at an economic cost not a way of milking the end users.
I sympathise with their sentiments and agree for the most part. However I have seen far better written reports than this. I note with interest the total lack of integration across the public transport network, it is of course a universal truth, a result not just of operator competition, but of competing modes. The great shame in all of this is that once upon a time, all of the large and many of the smaller urban areas had their own bus or occasionally tram networks provided by the local authorities. They offered usually a high quality service tailored to local needs, Manchester (mentioned in the report) being a classic case.
As with everything else the Tory’s de- nationalised
The buses and trains need to be put back in public hands we at the moment subsidies them ever since the Tories sold them of so how can you tell me that they are private companys
but as it doesn't affect them, they don't care
Has the government's decarbonisation policy hit fever point?