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But at the end of the day we will in the near future be glad that it has been done , and there is no comparison with the 2014 works and what is going on now. In 2014 the only main line into the West Country was put out of action and it was critical to restore the link fast, today there is no panick trains are running the line is intact. The works are to future proof the line against rising sea ...

Margaret Swift
Margaret Swift
25 Jul 2020

Thanks Lynne, your post sums it up perfectly! They got the line up and running in two months in 2014 but have taken 12 months to date and have not finished! For months I have witnessed day after day the inactivity of large numbers of workers who are being paid to work!! I have told Network Rail that I am going to formally request, through our useless MP, a Parliamentary inquiry into the costs of ...

25 Jul 2020

And believe me Leatash, that sums up the work on the wall perfectly!

leatash
leatash
25 Jul 2020

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
25 Jul 2020

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 ...

24 Jul 2020

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
24 Jul 2020

@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
24 Jul 2020

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?

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