- 29 Sep 2005
Do you think the Rail service should be seperate from the state or not?
Very true. They also have the problem that the private rail companies are 'independant'- This means that they only pay lip service to each other and the desires of the government, resulting in a terribly disjointed strategy & service. This is then compounded by the short-term thinking encouraged by the current system of franchises.Nick W said:The stupid thing is that the Goverment subsidise it, but end up paying more than if they owned it and had a more centralised control, management and no share holders.
By "so much that wouldn't have happened" you mean things like the Hatfield derailment (and arguably Ladbroke Grove crash)?joeholmes said:For me I think that Privatisation was the best thing for the railway! Its my opinion, so much would not have happened if privatisation never happened!
Ultimately decisions like that are up to the Government, regardless of anything else.Andrew said:I suppose you could argue back with the fact that we now have TPWS. Would that have happened with BR?