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The idea that profits from a nationalised railway would be reinvested in the system is sadly nothing but a pipe dream. The profits would be used to fund something else whilst economies made or improvements shelved. In BR days that is why there was a lack of investment in infrastructure with the taking out of passing loops to save money repairing or maintaining them.
Charles-P I used B Rail just over a week ago between Brussels Midi and Brugge, the website told me the fare was €11.00 but in fact it was €28 something. At Midi there were no timetables displayed, no information and only one of the four information windows were open and a large queue. At Brugge again lack of information.
The privatised UK railway may not be perfect by any means, but at least you can get correct information with ease at main stations of similar size.