The franchised, privatised railway we have today is a disgrace. Why wasn’t British Rail subsidised to the tune that todays private railways are?
Nationalise the railways or lose the next election.
I’ve experienced major cock-ups by the current train operating companies. They all seem to be interested in huge profits and not public service.
It just makes sense to me – people before profit. That goes for all the other utilities (gas/electricity/water) that have been privatised for the rich to make more money.
We need an integrated national rail system, with profits going back into infrastructure, not shareholders’ pockets.
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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.
As with everything else the Tory’s de- nationalised
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.
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
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