Following Scottish Transport Secretary Michael Matheson’s announcement that he would be ending Abellio’s contract to run the ScotRail franchise three years’ early (on 31 March 2022), Bring Back British Rail’s Ellie Harrison was invited onto BBC Radio Scotland’s Jackie Brambles show to discuss ScotRail’s future with rail journalist Philip Haigh and Rachel Jackson, actress and comedian.
British Rail should be owned by the people.
The old British railway was not as bad as the governments of that time make out. They lied. Make them look like railway people by bringing the old uniforms back..
Privatisation has failed passengers. The taxpayer is still funding the railway. We should own it.
It is ridiculous that the rail subsidy is four times higher than in BR days when most of the train operating companies are foreign owned.
A UK citizen living temporarily in Denmark, aware of the benefits of state-owned railways and a joined-up system. See DSB and Rejseplanen – Britain needs the same.
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3 weeks ago
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We're so happy! Well done to everyone involved!! ...
How, exactly, will this bring better buses to Manchester?
Let's just wait and see what the fares are, there already a rip off.
Wait for the bill to need paying!
Grew up in Manchester. Selnec busses were orange, cheap, regular and reliable. Well done Manchester!
great! now lets get the NHS & THE RAILWAYS BACK!!
Well done Andy. West Midlands next please Andy Street (or possibly Liam Byrne after May).
Cheap, frequent buses hopefully. Taking a taxi shouldn’t be cheaper than a bus.
I think we need a bit more information before the euphoria begins!
See Burnham Dan.
Great work nice to see and now for the rest of the country
so are they going to buy all operators buses to do this
Does this mean the classic orange buses are coming back?
2 months ago
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I thought it was the rail companies who imposed fare increases, not the gov.
By the time HS2 is finished no one will be able to afford to use it.
So true werst thing they ever did just like they did when they closed a lot of the lines
it was the same under BR price rises and the same shit service ,except its worse under franchising