Privatised rail travel strikes again

Posted on September 6, 2009

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Another shambles on the railways, where London Midland seems genuinely surprised that drivers aren’t volunteering to work on Sundays.

Double-pay on Sundays has recently ended, and with it the impetus for drivers working on that day. This seems to me yet another example of customers suffering because the firms in charge of the railways are more concerned with cutting expenses and making maximum profit. Surely Britain’s rail system should be geared towards providing a good service rather than making as much money as possible for those to whom the government has given up the responsibility of running them.

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