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.
The railways were never privatised; a system of renewable franchises controlled by a regular is contracting not privatisation. There was near zero transfer of entrepreneurial risk to the service providers.All railway operators are essentially being operated on behalf of the government at the taxpayers expense at the moment.
All of the operator franchises ceased to be viable at the start of Covid and probably will not be viable again until the middle of next year.
All of the operators will quietly admit that this year the government is calling the tune and paying the bills.
See my last post. Britain’s railways are not privatised. The infrastructure remains in public hands and is dreadfully managed by Network Rail who couldn’t deliver a programme on time cost and quality if they tried.Found this a while back.
I can’t speak for it’s veracity but anybody have any practical experience of how these fares do compare in reality?
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
Cardiff airport was a white elephant on the old days. Paid for by the English taxpayer, I would imagine.
Incorrect. In Scotland, they must follow Scots Law in the same way as Police Scotland, operating under the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act (1995).
Like I said, I stand to be corrected. It's going to make it awkward for offences committed on a train on the border, a Scottish officer arresting a suspect in England.Incorrect. In Scotland, they must follow Scots Law in the same way as Police Scotland, operating under the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act (1995).