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Author Topic: A POSITIVE Daily Mail article about the railways!  (Read 3444 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2010, 08:36:16 am »

However, that's the only comment:

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Found this comment from Richard, London, 27/7/2009 after the mail article "I'm an ex rail worker, I left because the rail industry is a total shambles.
You only need to know these three simple facts for you to understand rail pricing -
1/ Trains can only have a limited number of carriages, because they have to fit existing platforms.
2/ You can only have one train on a stretch of track at a time - safety.
3/ So, the ONLY way to control overcrowding on popular services is to keep putting the price up for that service.
Get the picture ? They cannot handle more customers, unless you want to go from Plymouth to Penzance.Lots of jobs for the commuter there."Simples init or is it,Thoughts?
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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2010, 11:24:29 pm »

and of course theres loads of spare capacity on trains into cornwall at the moment  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2020, 02:55:48 pm »

In view of the generally light-hearted tone of the posts on this topic, I've moved it here, to 'the lighter side'.

May I also offer a classic scene from 'Yes, Prime Minister', on the subject of 'Who reads the papers?':

CfN  Wink Cheesy Grin

Worth looking up this old thread in light of today's sad news of the passing of Derek Fowlds. He got what was arguably the best punchline in all episodes of Yes, Prime Minister. RIP.


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