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!
I agree! The current TOCs seem to suffer from communication brakedowns at times.joy54 said:
MONEY ISSUE hock: What money issue? According to the Evening Standard, National Rail is rolling in it!Chaz said:
Doesn't he mean reverting back to BR? That's what I mean, there wouldn't be any if they reverted back :roll: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!
Well quite a lot of places. Stock is continuously getting older you know. Examples for stock would be Thames routes, Great Western, ECML, SWT inner suburban, etc etc. And SWT have reduced frequencies on some routes just recently. I'm not saying it wasn't for the overall better, I'm just proving a point.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:MONEY ISSUE hock: What money issue? According to the Evening Substandard, National Rail is rolling in it!Chaz said:
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?