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And get rid of five abreast on SWT……..there I go again!
Seriously in answer to the questions from NTarrant:-
1. Bad old days of BR. That is simply by making sure that a mixture of people with railway experience and business nouse are running the railways. Most businesses only improve by the regular injection of new blood and new thinking.
2. Profits would be ploughed back in to improved services and facilities, and once it is all perfect a reduction in prices. Joined up thinking with a national rail network and not the current madness of ticketing and hidden fares.
3. That simply has to be political interference being legally banned ( I think that is what Canucklad was referring to). Perfectly good public sector businesses operate in the commercial world, absolutely no reason to see why UKNational Rail could not be one of them. Channel 4 for instance…politically and financially a sound business.