Con­trast and com­pare

Rail (UK) - - Letters -

The French state has lately be­gun TGV op­er­a­tions be­tween Paris and Rennes, and also be­tween Paris and Bordeaux. At the same time, the De­part­ment for Trans­port and its sub­sidiary Net­work Rail have de­cided not to ex­tend Great West­ern elec­tri­fi­ca­tion as far as Bris­tol Tem­ple Meads and Swansea.

It is now nec­es­sary to ask: is there some­thing amiss with the com­pe­tence of those in charge of our rail­way sys­tem? And is it the lack of a ‘con­trol­ling mind’ - an in­evitable con­se­quence of ver­ti­cal dis­in­te­gra­tion? (Pro­fes­sor) Ge­orge Hux­ley, Ox­ford­shire

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