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Spitting Image - Britain's Railway

Spitting Image - Britain's Railway

(1:12) Spitting Image sketch foretelling the consequences of railway privatisation in the mid 90s.

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Don't use the railway much, but when I do I can't fault it at all. Don't go in rush hour though, bit of a squeeze.

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Don't use the railway much, but when I do I can't fault it at all. Don't go in rush hour though, bit of a squeeze.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (1094 days ago)

Do you not use the railway much because it is so expensive?

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Do you not use the railway much because it is so expensive?

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Guest: Submitted as a guest (1096 days ago)

Well, did it happpen? Im kind of curious.

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Well, did it happpen? Im kind of curious.

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Guest: Andrew2104 (1095 days ago)

Yes it was privatised and the railways now are busier than they have ever been with more modern rolling stock and I am unaware of any significant closures.

Far better than the Days of nationalised railways with a lot of pre-war trains.

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Yes it was privatised and the railways now are busier than they have ever been with more modern rolling stock and I am unaware of any significant closures.

Far better than the Days of nationalised railways with a lot of pre-war trains.

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TheBob TheBob (1093 days ago)

Pre-war trains? Do you live on the Bluebell Line?

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Pre-war trains? Do you live on the Bluebell Line?

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Guest: Andrew2104 (1090 days ago)
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No, the lines onto London Bridge etc had loads of these in the 80s, we were lucky, ours were from 1957 and were more comfortable than the modern ones

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No, the lines onto London Bridge etc had loads of these in the 80s, we were lucky, ours were from 1957 and were more comfortable than the modern ones

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Guest: Rabid leftie (1095 days ago)

Pretty much exactly as the Spitting Image crew predicted.

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Pretty much exactly as the Spitting Image crew predicted.

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