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I dont understand what all the fuss is about if you go to any large building project there are always folk standing about on there phones or just chatting that's how it is,  the culture we live in is get as much as you can for as little as you can.

Lynne
Lynne
2 weeks ago

I've just received, privately, the message below. As I couldn't for the life of me think why it should not be posted, publicly, on here, I've done it instead. Here is the text: "Most of us knew that this would happen. There have been many times I have walked down to the bridge and watched them working with 15 men just standing around of their phones. They worked a lot faster to repair the ...

2 weeks ago

Network Rail may not be a commercial business but wasn't it the case that Rail Track, its precursor, was? And from what I remember RailTrack wasn't a glowing example of the benefits of privatisation. In fact it was such a shambles that it was taken back in house as it were and became part of Network Rail. "Railtrack was a group of companies that owned the track , signalling , ...

She will steam down the Exe Valley to Exeter, before heading along the estuary past Powderham Castle and along the famous sea wall line through tunnels and cuttings of red rock, beside beaches and coves. The Royal Scot will be passing the famous sea wall at Dawlish which was due to reopen this weekend. Read more... ...

Network Rail is not a commercial business, it has no shareholders and does not pay dividends, it is a state-run organisation, hence the shambles of the sea wall.

DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
2 weeks ago

@Lynne ....may be so, but when it comes to a private business running one of Britains NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURES and being bailed out countless times it should not be the way its run. All national infrastructures need to be re nationalised.

Lynne
Lynne
2 weeks ago

I thought profits and share dividends are what drives business when deciding what business does or does not do. Does what is best for communities necessarily come into the equation?

DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
2 weeks ago

sorry just doesnt cut it. Dawlish has had to suffer enough from decades of ineffective maintenance of the sea wall. The wall has endured over a hundred years of the sea but was maintained. The only reason we are having all this work done is because of lack of proper maintenance and trains that cannot endure a bit of sea water. COMPENSATION IS OWED TO DAWLISH FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS OF WORK THAT ...

Dawlish News
Dawlish News
2 weeks ago

“We know this is not acceptable, particularly as it’s the first weekend in the school holidays." The plan had been to get the promenade open on Friday, July 24 but the final stages of concreting have not been complete in time. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/network-rail-sorry-not-reopening-4355915

What else should we expect? Would it be British exceptionalism at work again?

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