|Re: So.. was privatisation a success or not?
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Author: David Hansen Date: Jan 6, 2008 14:46
On Sun, 6 Jan 2008 04:29:01 -0800 (PST) someone who may be
" railsigns.co.uk> wrote this:-
>The Government remains ultimately responsible for the railways.
Indeed. Party politicians no doubt thought they could slope their
shoulders after privatisation, but that was never likely with hordes
of people relying on subsidised trains to get to work despite
attempts at "the great car economy".
>With or without
>privatisation, a programme of massive rail cuts would be political
The Serpell Report was no doubt a testing of the waters. Later on
there was a "Strathclyde Serpell" report, which led to significant
changes to staffing which can be appreciated by putting "strathclyde
manning agreement" into a search engine.