A railway system accessible to all at a reasonable ticket-price, running frequent and reliable services over a vast network is efficient by my definition. We have Treasury rules, the French have a working transport policy. A railway run on the basis of efficient service is also a great democratic institution. Here on the Riviera, rich and poor alike can take the train from their yachts at Cannes to their banks in Monte Carlo for about a fiver - as I am sure Rupert Darwell's Treasury chums are well aware.
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