Monday, February 06, 2012
Britain’s Privatised Railways: The worst in Europe
Who’d have thought it!
Britain’s railways are at the bottom of the league for fares, efficiency and comfort compared with other European countries, according to a union-commissioned study.
The report by think-tank Just Economics said UK rail services were less affordable, less comfortable, slower, more inefficient and more expensive than in other European countries…………..
“In terms of bang for buck, not only does the UK come bottom of the index of outcomes but it also spends a relatively large amount of money to achieve this woeful result. This means that it also comes bottom of the value for money league,” said the report.
Bravo to the Adam Smith Institute and all others who supported- and continue to support railway privatisation. What a great success it has been!
Sadly- and unbelievably- other countries are following the flawed British model. Has the ASI been out to Pakistan I wonder?