Railway Privatisation

December 6, 2009 at 6:39 pm Leave a comment

We all know that the govt has just taken ‘our’ main rail line – the East Coast line – back into ‘public ownership’ because those lovely chaps at National Express had decided that they only wanted to run a lucrative company. No big surprises there – just another post-privatisation cock-up, you might think. I need hardly add that it’s Green Party policy to take the whole lot back and run the railway for the benefit of passengers rather than shareholders.

However….my first experience of the renationalised company was three days ago, when I tried to book a ticket from Hebden Bridge to Birmingham. I do this trip regularly, so I wasn’t prepared for the already expensive fare to have risen by a cool £26!! For goodness’ sake, this company is being run with OUR MONEY. How can they justify such blatant profiteering??

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This blog started during the months before the 2010 General Election, in which I was the Green candidate for Calder Valley. It's morphed into an account of green activism...and other meanderings.

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