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Old 20-05-2021, 12:11 PM   #1
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Default British Railways to go under Government Control

https://news.sky.com/story/franchise...twork-12311161


Some Private ventures as well.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57176858

[The rail network will be rebranded Great British Railways
as part of a restructuring intended to simplify
the organisational chaos of the franchise system
and rebuild passenger numbers following COVID-19.]

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I'm sure the BBC will be running all the same communism headlines they used to run when Corbyn suggested the same things.
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Old 20-05-2021, 12:15 PM   #3
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[Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said it would
replace an "overcomplicated and fragmented" system.
He told the BBC the changes did not mean fares
would inevitably rise, but could not give guarantees.

Asked on Today if the changes meant rising
ticket prices, Mr Shapps said: "No, is the answer".
But he added: "I'm not here to give guarantees for years to come."

He pointed out that the taxpayer had plugged
a £12bn hole during the coronavirus crisis to
keep the railways operating and fares were subsidised,
but said there was no "hidden agenda".

"Of course any government in the future will have
to weigh those things up," he said.]
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Get Corbyn Policy out of this thread
what he wanted was when No Covid-19 was around
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i was going to say Corbyn would be proud

let's see how it pans out, but if it improves safety and efficiency i'm all for it
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Brexit says hi.
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Good.
A start but I'd like to see things gone further.
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What had covid to do with renationalisation?

Water next please.
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What had covid to do with renationalisation?

Water next please.


[The rail network will be rebranded Great British Railways
as part of a restructuring intended to simplify
the organisational chaos of the franchise system
and rebuild passenger numbers following COVID-19.]
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It's only operating in England.
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Water next please.
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Not Going to start until 2023.
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Not Going to start until 2023.
why the long delay?
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why the long delay?

Yes
also the Unions say they will Strike.
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why the long delay?
Points failure just outside Swindon
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no, i believe the points failure was at Tottenham
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Given that the railways won't all be falling under public ownership, I'd guess not.
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