Oh no it isn't! I guess you don't read 'Informed Sources'?Seth said:Don't forget, it is private money that keeps the trains moving, and keeps new trains coming in. Apart from reliability issues, we have it pretty damn good IMO!
joy54 said:What are you talking about, National Rail was never around in BR days, the money issue is the privatised money that wasn't there in BR days, get facts right before you start moaning.
Harsh but true Mr S. Getting a travel pass for your own company is considered good these days, in BR days you had privs which even covered ferry companies. Working practises have changed for the worst aswell when it comes to whats best for the staffAlexS said:Oi, be nice, or be on the receiving end of a whipping!
Tell me, anyone here whos train was more frequent, or served with newer stock on British Railways in the 90's than today?
National Rail is just a term for the collection of TOCs, it's effectively an ATOC brand. I'm not sure if it even exists as a company - it's just a brand run by ATOC, which in turn is an organisation that all TOCs have a stake in.Big Brother said:Chaz said:
MONEY ISSUE hock: What money issue? According to the Evening Substandard, National Rail is rolling in it!
I'm not sure that's a relevant argument in this context.Nick said:I can't help but agree with Angus. As much as I love British Railways (well circa 1960!) I can't help but think privatisation was a good move for the railways, though done the wrong way. Privatising the rail network has given more investment, more trains and more services to England. Tell me, anyone here whos train was more frequent, or served with newer stock on British Railways in the 90's than today?