The Pas­sen­gers That Took on the Train Line

Fed up with the poor state of their trains, th­ese pas­sen­gers bid for their own rail line

TV Times - - Wednesday -

real life / 9.00pm / BBC2 If you’ve ever trav­elled by train in the UK you’ll know only too well the frus­tra­tions of de­lays, shock­ingly high ticket prices and on­go­ing engi­neer­ing works. Frus­trated by de­lay af­ter de­lay, pas­sen­gers who travel daily on South­east­ern trains, which serve south-east London, East Sussex and Kent, came up with a rad­i­cal plan. Eight com­muters set up London and South East Rail, a not-for­profit or­gan­i­sa­tion that calls it­self ‘the peo­ple’s railway’, and hopes to take over South­east­ern’s cur­rent fran­chise when it ends in 2018. Jac­ques Peretti fol­lows the group as they try to con­vince the Gov­ern­ment that they, the com­muters, can do a bet­ter job of run­ning the train lines them­selves.

Jac­ques Peretti takes on the trains

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