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« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2018, 02:21:05 pm »

Another report here
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-44560769

Enraged commuters kick at ticket gates, extra police patrols to provide "reassurance"

This in fact was another network rail signalling failure and not the fault of Thameslink. I can however understand the enormous frustration felt by regular victims of Thameslink.
Many feel that no peaceful or lawful redress is available, and that violence does work.
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« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2018, 06:22:14 pm »

Another report here
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-44560769

Enraged commuters kick at ticket gates, extra police patrols to provide "reassurance"

This in fact was another network rail signalling failure and not the fault of Thameslink. I can however understand the enormous frustration felt by regular victims of Thameslink.
Many feel that no peaceful or lawful redress is available, and that violence does work.

Agreed. These are regular hardworking people who under normal circumstances wouldn't dream of such actions, but are driven to it by enduring, and paying high prices for the daily misery of a railway not fit for purpose.
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« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2018, 08:56:01 am »

Another report here
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-44560769

Enraged commuters kick at ticket gates, extra police patrols to provide "reassurance"

This in fact was another network rail signalling failure and not the fault of Thameslink. I can however understand the enormous frustration felt by regular victims of Thameslink.
Many feel that no peaceful or lawful redress is available, and that violence does work.

Agreed. These are regular hardworking people who under normal circumstances wouldn't dream of such actions, but are driven to it by enduring, and paying high prices for the daily misery of a railway not fit for purpose.

Testament to the fact that 20 years on and after a number of political changes (and yet more to come) to the John Major model privatisation isn't working
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