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That doesn't as a success because there's no control group. UK Rail has had billions thrown at it since privatisation. The old management of BR could have completely transformed the entire network with that kind of money - new trains, high speed links and all.

In fact I'd argue that the rise in passenger numbers is disappointing given the money that's being spent. It has been driven partly by local efforts, like the London Congestion Charge.

And taken in context, it's a 30-40% rise paid for with a 500% subsidy increase.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Jan 23rd, 2007 at 07:29:30 PM EST
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Yep, those are among the reasons I think rail privatisation was a complete disaster.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Jan 24th, 2007 at 09:52:56 AM EST
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