Ministers step in to "stabilise the network and keep it running" as income plummets due to Covid.
Let's hope they run it better than they do the NHS in Wales - that's been a disaster.
Dunno.Are they even allowed to do this without permission from Westminster? Presumably liability for any financial disaster ultimately rests with the English taxpayer?
I live in the area that they cover, I go south whenever I need anything from a hospital (and bronglais is nearer)My NHS trust has been in special measures for 8 years I think now because of rubbish management
But that's the wonderful NHS when run by Labour in Wales
I wonder if they will go back to slam door rolling stock and carriages full of twigs
There's also the north south divide for rail in Wales, up in the north of Wales it's quicker to get to London, Glasgow or Edinburgh by train than to get to Cardiff
And no one in Wales is actually complaining that it's easier to get out of Wales than it is to travel to their big city.There's also the north south divide for rail in Wales, up in the north of Wales it's quicker to get to London, Glasgow or Edinburgh by train than to get to Cardiff
She likes to have as few uniformed services as possible. Scotland used to have a number of constabularies. By only having one "top job" to which they might aspire all the police officers will tow her line. It also means that the (say) six Chief Constables can't produce a defence against what she might have planned.Not that I have any time for wee krankie and her lot, but......
Genuine question, why would that be such a bad idea.?
I doubt the franchise agreements allowed for the forced collapse for railways by government. They would have been bid, priced and negotiated on predicted passenger volumes. Wouldn’t surprise me if the franchisees aren’t going back to governments to initiate break clauses.Interesting and understandable. Wonder if they give the train set back in the end or is this a brave new world. Wonder what the franchise termination costs will be to the tax payer if not or will they just enact a law and give them both fingers