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What the French state railways implemented there is the 'rationalised service' dream of all fucking managers imported from the private economy into railways elsewhere:

spend on bright new trains, but rather switch branchlines to buses.

As I explained in "The Train now arriving is Late" the British tried moving branch lines onto buses and the policy was an absolute disaster. SNCF would be mad to go down this route.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Sep 7th, 2007 at 03:05:54 PM EST
The trouble is, they have already done this foolishness a decade or two ago on those lines. This disease is not only British.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Sep 7th, 2007 at 03:13:27 PM EST
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