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Posted by Alan Hakim on November 11, 2022 at 02:40:25 user awhakim.

In Reply to: trains posted by John Nichols on November 06, 2022 at 15:31:29:

I hope not. He advocates renationalising the railways. He is obviously too young to remember the enormous relief that greeted the original plan to denationalise them. I happened to be in a West Coast train at Euston when it was announced. Everyone welcomed it.
He writes in despair about trains in the north, and my experience is not as bad as his. But the London Civil Service missed a trick with HS2. If they had done the northern section first, the Southerners would have cried, "Us too!" instead of whingeing about environmental damage and trying to stop it.
And of course, the North would have got a better service.

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