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Altfish wrote:Nick wrote:...but more miles were closed under Wilson than under the Tories. The lines were closed because they were losing huge amounts of money, not because of the shade of government.
Most of the closures were already committed, i.e. notices served, bus replacements organised, etc etc - as I said earlier the Labour Government could have done more to reverse but the Tory government had committed to implementation of the Beeching report (unless it was in a marginal constituency)
Oh? Alternatively, the number of rail-miles has been transformed. Generalisations are always problematical....They are costing more today under privatisation.
So maybe railways aren't such a party political subject after all.I will say that the current Tory government does seem to be pro-rail, certainly more so that the Blair/Brown government but unfortunately the botched privatisation under major (even Thatcher steered away from it) has left many, many problems