My twice-yearly trips to the UK seem always to be punctuated with such problems, and the lamentable state of the British railways appears all the worse when viewed from France. Next time I shall, reluctantly, hire a car.
The rail companies must know that passengers will only be won back through the availability of frequent, efficiently- run services. Such a programme will indeed require long-term and massive investment - precisely what a profit-orientated private company can ill-afford.
It is rather the stuff of governments - governments with vision and foresight. Unfortunately this Government has wiped its hands of all responsibility.
Dr Stuart Macgregor
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