The UK's Failed Experiment in Rail Privatization

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Research by Sam Denby and Tristan Purdy
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zdrux 2 цагийн өмнө
We're going to privatise the railway and tell the companies exactly how to run "their" railway. Typical government move.
James Wheeler
James Wheeler 6 цагийн өмнө
'experiment', how do you think railways were invented and built? private enterprise
298 162
298 162 12 цагийн өмнө
Government-run operation: *Does well* Everyone: Impossible, perhaps the archives are incomplete
Dwight Seufert
Dwight Seufert Өдрийн өмнө
...railways do not operate in a marketplace. They are monopolistic by nature; the British "privatization" was by name only... Brits have the highest fares in Europe with lessor equipment & services, hence renationalization polls VERY favourably amongst the voting public.
Ajinkya Taware
Ajinkya Taware Өдрийн өмнө
Moral of the story is the central planners always get it wrong.
MassDynamic Өдрийн өмнө
the purpose of railways is to provide efficient transportation of people and resources. the goal of the railway should be efficiency and not profit. as long as the rail system is easy to use and is efficient, the money invested in the rail system by the government will be yield much higher returns in the form of a boost in the economy.
Gullivergumba 2 өдрийн өмнө
Airlines do not have small branch lines which they have to keep afloat; they start their flights from Airport which are usually found close to big cities and end their flights in a similar fashion. As the draw area/sphere of influence of an airport is quite large (as there are only a small amount of them compared to train stations), a decent amount of passenger numbers is secured: people accept to travel longer distances by car or train to use an airport. The last sentence shows the difference between the two and the problem for running railways on a profit: railways are critical and primary infrastructure of regions and countries which are needed to get people conveniently from one place to another every day. In order to make this convenient, the stations need to be close to the people using them - even if it's only a few people that use a certain station. If you start closing those stations or whole branch lines, people will not walk to the next town to board another train - they are forced to use the car anyway so they might as well go the entire distance. Now either the companies start losing money, or they close the lines which weaken peripheral communities even more. The population becomes more car dependent as well which means more road traffic which means higher costs for road infrastructure which usually means more of the taxpayers money being used. Public transport should be a basic service for citizens (it must be in order to be fully efficient). If it is run to create profit, it is no longer a service, because fares rise and many citizens will lose access.
Study London
Study London 2 өдрийн өмнө
*20% of my salary is spent on traveling within london!*
Zicheng Long
Zicheng Long 3 өдрийн өмнө
I feel like a similar situation can be applied to just about everything that can be considered a public infrastructure… Public infrastructure almost inherently will make losses somewhere, and thus not align with the goal of a private company. Unless if some company can come up with a revolutionary new technology that can provide that service at a drastically reduced rate or something, that is.
John Doe
John Doe 3 өдрийн өмнө
In Denmark the Danish State Rail has been running trains without ever making a profit forever. So indicating that if it is just run by the state, it will be better is not always right. The real problem here is that rail is very hard to make profitable, because it is inherently slow, compared to owning your own car.
Get out.
Get out. 2 өдрийн өмнө
driving a car doesn't generate profits either but no-one seems to have a problem with that :P
Vincent Verschuren
Vincent Verschuren 4 өдрийн өмнө
12:54 my main point against privatization of essential services.
Bruce V
Bruce V 4 өдрийн өмнө
I don't understand how long haul intercity bus services can be profitable, but trains, which carry more people, faster, and with less labor, is not profittable.
iambatdan 4 өдрийн өмнө
I used to live in Japan, where by all accounts the privatisation of JR was a huge success, but I've never been able to find out what if anything they did differently to us in the UK, or why they managed to make it work. I'd love to see a video on that, and you seem to be the man to make that video!
Nonarei 4 өдрийн өмнө
I feel this video missed a very important aspect to this fiasco, the years where railtrack (who ran the network infrastructure) massively cutback maintenance of the infrastructure and from 1997 to 2000 led to a series of deadly rail crashes.
gofufu1 4 өдрийн өмнө
Some myopic statements. No comparison to the garbage management of BR. No comparative with alternative models. The issue of the pandemic is an opportunist excuse, its more to do with the need to maintain public transport patronage in the face of climate change. Bizarre conclusion that despite increased patronage and customer satisfaction during the privatisation model - its unpopular. A grossly incoherent account of the issues.
Farmer Freakeasy
Farmer Freakeasy 5 өдрийн өмнө
I very much doubt privatization brought greater passenger numbers itself. This was probably brought about by exponential immigration, a burgeoning population, and the fact that more young Brits don't want to own a car.
Roy W-G
Roy W-G 5 өдрийн өмнө
Totally forgot BP was once nationally owned.
Fifth Planet Films
Fifth Planet Films 5 өдрийн өмнө
They're youtube ads on this video...I thought Wendover didn't do that? Something change?
Don M
Don M 5 өдрийн өмнө
14:06 That is simply false "complete rail privatization was something few countries had even considered-let alone implemented." Been to Japan? The Japanese rail system is mostly private and is the by far the best and busiest in the world.
james mitchell
james mitchell 5 өдрийн өмнө
Overpriced Rail Travel, and Overpaid Rail Staff, the best thing the public can do is work close to home,
Misha Purser
Misha Purser 5 өдрийн өмнө
It's great to see the trains nationalised again. It was ethically unjustifiable to take them from public ownership and give them to a handful of wealthy capitalists. Public services belong to the people by right.
Brick Life
Brick Life 5 өдрийн өмнө
lots of new paint
GrowingObsession 6 өдрийн өмнө
"kingoosie" im dying mate thats not how you pronounce it
apmcd47 6 өдрийн өмнө
So passengers are paying higher fares than ever before and the government's subsidies are higher than ever before. And yet the private sector was supposed to be able to do it cheaper than the public sector and make a profit to boot! I've always believed that the original train companies made their profits from freight and the passenger services were a loss-leader. What better proof do you need for the latter?
Josef Huber
Josef Huber 7 өдрийн өмнө
successful people don't become that way overnight .most people you see as a glance-wealth, a great career, purpose-is the result of hard work and hustle over time. I pray that anyone who reads this will be successful in life..
NoTraceOfSense 18 минутын өмнө
Not again...
Derpeth 5 цагийн өмнө
Non-bot commenter passing through
Oni Өдрийн өмнө
nah, alot of rich people are born rich or have the advantages to take the highway while the rest of us need to walk.
Carlos Lious
Carlos Lious 6 өдрийн өмнө
I base in USA 🇱🇷 and I hear people are making a lot of cash from forex trading
Saimir Dushku
Saimir Dushku 6 өдрийн өмнө
I think this is the opportunity' for me to take a great step
Star Studio
Star Studio 7 өдрийн өмнө
You see that train that’s runs on road tracks that littrealy run through the whole damn country?WELL I WANT TO OWN IT-Britian trying to privatize the damn railroad
Ian Davis
Ian Davis 7 өдрийн өмнө
Season ticket for me is £6k to London for the year. Could buy a car every year for that instead of nothing to show for it at the end of the year. Most the time I can’t even get a seat either.
Andrew Darley
Andrew Darley 7 өдрийн өмнө
It worked at first. There was a massive amount of investment in new stock that probably wouldn't have happened under BR. Also an improvement in the customer facing skills of the staff. It is the government that blew it keeping track and signalling in a quasi-government company enabling pass the parcel when things went wrong. Then as time went on they got too greedy encouraging the rail companies to make impossible bids. The final nail in the coffin came when companies made ambitious service bids that they were unable to deliver because the promised infrastructure improvements failed to materialise. On top of that there is always been a fixed belief in government circles that people who have no practical experience about railways are the best people to run them because they bring a "fresh mind" to the business.
Matias Goinheix
Matias Goinheix 7 өдрийн өмнө
13:21 where is that?
Model Railway Adventure By Diesel Dave's .
Model Railway Adventure By Diesel Dave's . 7 өдрийн өмнө
Great video like it very much.loads of detail.Hope there more.
Wilful Sprite
Wilful Sprite 7 өдрийн өмнө
It was appalling when it was run by the British State. Filthy, slow, low investment, always late or not turning up at all. Too much concentrating on car ownership and building motorways after WWII.
banquo46 7 өдрийн өмнө
I'm old enough to remember (and travel) the old nationalized British rail. My memories are of dirty carriages, late trains, rude staff and …yes those endless strikes!
Andrew Kueterman
Andrew Kueterman 8 өдрийн өмнө
“Its time to get Britain back on track”. Some speechwriter must have felt terribly clever about that one.
Lewis 1992
Lewis 1992 8 өдрийн өмнө
Please stop saying "railroads" instead of "railways", it sounds ridiculous! Otherwise excellent video, thanks! :)
BTN LED 8 өдрийн өмнө
As someone who has actually worked for the railway for well over 20 years, I can tell you ALL the REAL reasons why the experiment has failed. Its down to the non operational, non experienced, incompetent management structure that was been installed across many companies. Every day I see thousands of £££ wasted !!! All those companies running little parts of the railway network. All working against each other for compensation for late running and their main target in there sights is the tax payer supported Network Rail as well as each other. They are not proper railway companies. They simply have no idea what the hell they are doing. The managers have never been frontline staff and have no understanding of the jobs that they are now recruiting the next generation of staff for. I actually support the system but it is failing BECAUSE of the British way of running a company. We have all seen British retailers as well as other countless well known companies go down the pan in recent years. I call it the British Management disease. Jumped up, incompetent, self important, non operational, and too scared to do a real job of REAL worth and value and have the nerve to think they are actually MORE important in the industry than those who DO !!! and during covid, all working from home (if u can call what they do work !!!
ian 8 өдрийн өмнө
i can get a £5 single from eastbourne to london next week thats is not expensive
Madame Muffin
Madame Muffin 8 өдрийн өмнө
God damn milk snatcher
James Limary
James Limary 8 өдрийн өмнө
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Casey Edison
Casey Edison 8 өдрийн өмнө
By the way it's not a free market perspective. If you're travelling in a single area you can normally only use 1 provider to get around that area, that's not free market really. Privatization with this much overhead normally doesn't work because it's not allowing for competition. Government ran systems are normally terrible and not as cost effective look at royal mail and compare it to other delivery services (not Hermes) and soon when Stuart is widespread it just won't be able to compete. They are more cost effective and ran much better but that's because it allows for competition. However the UK train system isn't as bad as it's made out to be. Try the German train system. If you think the fair is expensive go to Stockholm, their train systems are amazing best in the world however it's double the price for a ticket.
Omar Onn
Omar Onn 8 өдрийн өмнө
MALAY SUBTITLES Part 3 of 3 17:10 industri berubah menjadi lebih baik, tetapi apa yang tidak jelas ialah seberapa banyak yang dapat dilakukan 17:15 dikaitkan dengan penswastaan itu sendiri - dan bukannya tumpuan yang semakin meningkat bahawa penswastaan 17:21 dibawa ke rel. Namun, yang jelas adalah bahawa percubaan itu sendiri gagal 17:26 membuktikan ketahanan model francais. Walaupun sentimen masyarakat positif mengenai 17:31 landasan kereta api secara keseluruhan, sebahagian besar masyarakat British menyokong renasionalisasi. 17:38 Oleh itu, ia tidak memulakan kesan domino dari penswastaan kereta api di seluruh Eropah dan 17:43 dunia, ia tidak meyakinkan masyarakat umum mengenai kebaikannya, dan terbukti, yang paling penting, 17:49 bahawa model itu pada dasarnya cacat kerana hanya berfungsi pada masa terbaik, dan 17:54 masa terburuk akan selalu datang. Sementara penswastaan dan pembatalan peraturan 18:00 industri pengangkutan udara, misalnya, pesaing kereta api paling langsung, hampir secara universal 18:05 dilihat sebagai kejayaan yang membawa tambang yang lebih rendah dan pertumbuhan industri ke tahap yang dimiliki oleh kerajaan 18:10 syarikat penerbangan kini sebahagian besarnya merupakan peninggalan zaman kuno, perkara yang sama tidak boleh dikatakan untuk kereta api. Tiada negara 18:16 telah benar-benar mematahkan perkhidmatan kereta api penumpang yang diswastakan sepenuhnya pada abad ke-21. 18:23 Walaupun banyak yang telah mengambil setengah langkah seperti menswastakan barang, rel, memberi konsesi 18:28 kepada pengendali swasta tetapi mengambil risiko kewangan seperti yang dilakukan oleh UK sekarang, atau bahkan melakukan seperti itu 18:33 UK melakukan sebelum ini dan secara efektif menswastakan kereta api sepenuhnya, tidak ada yang melakukan penswastaan 18:38 model cukup berjaya untuk negara-negara lain untuk menirunya secara besar-besaran. Jadi, walaupun UK 18:45 percubaan penswastaan berjaya mencapai beberapa matlamatnya, namun percubaan ini gagal dicapai 18:50 satu: ia gagal meyakinkan masyarakat UK dan dunia bahawa penswastaan kereta api 18:56 adalah jalan terbaik untuk perjalanan kereta api penumpang pada abad ke-21. 19:03 Apa yang membuktikan tahun lalu berulang-ulang kali betapa pentingnya kehadiran digital 19:08 adalah. Mempunyai kehadiran digital yang baik dan bersih hampir sama pentingnya dengan mempunyai 19:14 kehadiran fizikal yang baik dan bersih. Sama ada anda masih bersekolah atau di dunia yang besar dan menakutkan 19:19 pekerjaan, ini masih berlaku dan salah satu kaedah terpantas dan termudah untuk diperbaiki 19:24 kehadiran digital anda adalah dengan domain tersuai dari Hover. Walaupun anda tidak mahu membina 19:29 laman web sebentar tadi, perlu mendapatkannya kerana tiga sebab utama: pertama, anda boleh mengarahkan 19:36 ke LinkedIn, MNdown, Twitter, atau halaman lain, jadi apabila anda membagikannya 19:40 seseorang, itu hanya satu pautan mudah; kedua, anda boleh menyediakan alamat e-mel khusus pada masa itu 19:45 domain, yang hanya kelihatan dan terasa jauh lebih profesional daripada yang berakhir dengan @gmail, 19:49 @yahoo, @icloud atau yang lain; dan ketiga, domain akan hilang setiap minit, 19:54 jadi jika anda mahukan yang sesuai dengan nama anda sendiri, nama syarikat atau yang lain, itu adalah 19:59 patut dapatkan sekarang sebelum hilang. Hover menjadikan semua itu sangat mudah dan cepat, 20:04 mereka membantu anda mencari domain super unik dengan lebih daripada 400 pelanjutannya, harganya adalah 20:09 sangat telus dan adil, dan yang terbaik, anda dapat potongan 10% dan bantu menyokong ini 20:14 saluran dengan pergi ke Oleh itu, profesionalkan kehadiran web anda dan dapatkan 20:20 domain anda sebelum digunakan Potongan 10%, sekali lagi, di
Omar Onn
Omar Onn 8 өдрийн өмнө
MALAY SUBTITLES Part 2 of 3 08:56 1.2, Bahagian A, Bahagian 6 menetapkan syarat-syarat untuk pengangkutan alternatif sekiranya berlaku 09:00 pembatalan kereta api; bahagian ini menggariskan syarat untuk penerbitan jadual waktu 09:04 dan paparan poster di stesen; ini menentukan keperluan pelaporan data pengendali; 09:09 ini menggariskan syarat untuk operator menerima basikal lipat di semua perkhidmatannya, 09:12 dan basikal bersaiz penuh "di mana sahaja praktikal"; ini menetapkan larangan 09:17 francaisi yang menjalankan perniagaan apa pun kecuali operasi kereta api dan tertentu 09:21 perkhidmatan sampingan seperti menjual makanan di atas kapal; ini menetapkan armada kereta api yang mana 09:23 pemegang francais mesti mengambil alih pajakan; ini menggariskan larangan francaisi untuk memasuki 09:25 ke dalam pajakan tanpa persetujuan kerajaan, dan pajakan untuk stesen, depot, dan lain-lain 09:29 kemudahan yang diperlukan untuk masuk; dan bahagian ini meringkaskan apa itu francaisi 09:34 dikehendaki secara sah untuk membantu operasi Ratu atau kereta api raja berikutnya. 09:38 Jadi, pemerintah memberitahu francaisi di mana mereka mesti beroperasi, kapan mereka mesti beroperasi, 09:44 kereta api mana yang mesti mereka kendalikan, kemudahan mana yang mesti mereka sewa, jumlah maksimum yang mereka dapat 09:49 caj, berapa lama mereka boleh beroperasi: jadi persoalannya, dengan kemampuan yang sangat sedikit 09:55 untuk memilih bagaimana menjalankan kereta api mereka, di mana mereka sepatutnya bertanding? 10:01 Jawapannya adalah proses pembidaan. Itulah satu-satunya langkah dalam proses ini 10:07 di mana ekonomi kompetitif pasaran bebas berperanan, tetapi kekuatan ini mendorong penawar 10:12 untuk terlalu berjanji dan kurang melaksanakan. Mereka mengatakan bahawa mereka menjangkakan sejumlah penumpang, 10:19 menerjemahkan kepada sejumlah keuntungan, yang membawa kepada francais hipotesis masa depan tertentu 10:23 pembayaran: nombor utama yang dilihat oleh pemerintah dalam satu tawaran. Sekiranya penumpang itu tidak 10:28 muncul seperti yang diramalkan, maka keuntungan juga tidak akan datang, dan pemegang francais akan gagal 10:33 untuk membuat pembayaran di mana ia ditawar. Ini adalah kitaran yang berlaku waktu dan waktu dan 10:40 masa lagi. GNER, yang dimiliki oleh Sea Containers, adalah pengendali pertama InterCity East 10:46 Coast Franchise, sebelum pembaharuannya berlebihan, gagal membuat pembayaran kepada 10:51 kerajaan, dan kehilangan francais lebih awal. Untuk menggantikannya, kerajaan menganugerahkan 10:56 francais kepada National Express pada tahun 2007, yang akan mengendalikan perkhidmatan di bawah National 11:01 Jenama Express East Coast. Namun, hanya dua tahun kemudian, muncul juga yang mereka miliki 11:07 meramalkan lebih banyak penumpang daripada yang muncul dalam kenyataan, tidak dapat membuat pembayaran yang mereka lakukan 11:11 membuat tawaran, dan oleh itu mereka kehilangan francais pada tahun 2009. Setelah pengalaman ini, kerajaan 11:18 buat sementara waktu nasionalisasi kereta api di bawah skema "pengendali pilihan terakhir" yang 11:23 telah disediakan untuk keadaan yang tepat ini. Syarikat bernama "Pantai Timur" yang ringkas 11:29 dimiliki dan dikendalikan oleh pemerintah, mengendalikan talian sehingga proses pembidaan baru dibuka 11:35 pada tahun 2013. Usaha sama antara Stagecoach dan Virgin Group memenangi tawaran tersebut, dan beroperasi 11:39 perkhidmatan di bawah Jenama Pantai Timur Virgin Trains. Ternyata penumpang itu, dan oleh itu 11:45 pendapatan, pertumbuhan tidak sesuai dengan tahap yang mereka harapkan, oleh kerana itu 11:50 adalah wang pendarahan, oleh itu mereka tidak dapat membuat pembayaran francais kepada pemerintah, 11:54 oleh itu mereka kehilangan francais pada tahun 2018, dan sekali lagi, kerajaan kembali dinasionalisasi 12:00 talian dan perkhidmatan yang dikendalikan di bawah London North Eastern Railway Brand. 12:05 Sepanjang kitaran hampir 25 tahun ini, hanya satu tempoh yang berbeza dari yang lain. Antara 12:11 14 November 2009 dan 28 Februari 2015, ketika talian dijalankan oleh kerajaan yang dimiliki 12:18 Syarikat operasi kereta api "Pantai Timur", semuanya berjalan lancar. Pada tahun penuh terakhirnya 12:25 operasi, ia diikat keempat di antara 23 syarikat operasi kereta api dari segi keseluruhan 12:30 kepuasan penumpang, kelima untuk ketepatan masa, keempat untuk nilai wang, dan, walaupun semasa 12:36 menjadi salah satu syarikat kereta api yang paling popular, ia menjana keuntungan lebih dari £ 1 bilion 12:41 tahun-tahun yang lalu kembali ke pemerintahan dan, secara umum, orang awam Britain. Oleh itu, 12:47 ketika diumumkan bahawa francais akan dilucutkan hak milik, banyak yang bertanya mengapa? Kenapa mesti 12:55 kerajaan menyerahkan syarikat yang dikendalikan dengan baik, disukai, dan menguntungkan kepada tangan swasta yang 13:01 akan, paling tidak, hanya mengambil sebahagian daripada keuntungan tersebut dari kerajaan Britain dan 13:06 orang? Selama tahun-tahun berikutnya, ini dan yang berkaitan 13:10 soalan, meragui kelebihan model francais yang hampir unik ini, semakin kuat 13:15 dan lebih kuat. Menjelang awal tahun 2020, semakin banyak kereta api berhenti beroperasi di bawah 13:21 model francais: sebaliknya, ia dijalankan sebagai konsesi, di mana kerajaan membuat kontrak 13:26 syarikat untuk mengendalikan kereta api sambil mengambil risiko kewangan sendiri; operator akses terbuka, 13:30 di mana syarikat swasta hanya membayar akses trek, biasanya di laluan yang paling menguntungkan, 13:34 tanpa perjanjian tambahan dengan kerajaan; atau pengendali pilihan terakhir 13:38 model, seperti dengan francais Pantai Timur, di mana barisan dinasionalisasi dan dikendalikan oleh kerajaan. 13:44 Pada masa yang sama, semakin sukar dan sukar untuk mencari pembida baru yang mempunyai reputasi baik 13:50 francais untuk pembaharuan. Banyak yang diberikan melalui penghargaan langsung, di mana pemerintah 13:55 melangkau proses pembidaan kompetitif, yang bertentangan dengan visi asal francais kereta api. 14:01 Di sekitarnya, daya maju model francais semakin dipersoalkan 14:06 di dalam dan luar negara, di mana penswastaan kereta api lengkap adalah sesuatu 14:11 beberapa negara telah mempertimbangkan - apalagi dilaksanakan. 14:16 Seperti banyak perkara, namun, Mac, 2020 memberi tamparan hebat kepada United Kingdom 14:24 landasan kereta api yang diswastakan. Dengan bermulanya pesanan tinggal di rumah di Britain, jumlah penumpang menurun 14:30 melalui lantai, dan menjadi sangat jelas, sangat cepat bahawa tidak ada pemegang francais yang dapat 14:36 untuk memenuhi tanggungjawab mereka kepada pemerintah. Oleh itu, setelah bertahun-tahun, malah berdebat puluhan tahun 14:43 adakah landasan kereta api harus direnovasi, itu hanya terjadi ... dalam sehari. Setiausaha 14:50 State for Transport Grant Schnapps mengeluarkan surat kepada Parlimen, yang menyatakan bahawa semua francaisi 14:55 akan segera beralih ke model konsesi. Kerajaan akan membayar semua mereka 15:00 kos, ditambah dengan kos pengurusan kecil yang tidak lebih daripada 2% daripada kos syarikat di 15:06 tahun menjelang wabak. Di bawah definisi apa pun, walaupun syarikat swasta 15:11 beroperasi kereta api, ini adalah kereta api nasional. Pada asalnya, ini hanya berlaku 15:18 selama enam bulan, hanya sebagai langkah sementara, tetapi pada hari-hari terakhir tempoh itu, pada bulan September 15:24 21, pengumuman lain dibuat: setelah 24 tahun, franchise kereta api, sebagai operasi 15:33 model, dilakukan ... selamanya. Sekarang, belum diketahui secara pasti 15:40 bagaimana jalan kereta api negara akan beroperasi setelah langkah pemulihan sementara berakhir. 15:45 Yang paling kita tahu datang dari Setiausaha Pengangkutan, yang mengatakan dalam pengumuman awal, 15:50 “Model penswastaan yang diadopsi 25 tahun lalu telah menyaksikan peningkatan penumpang yang ketara 15:55 bilangannya, tetapi wabak ini telah membuktikan bahawa ia tidak lagi berfungsi. 16:00 Perjanjian baru untuk kereta api menuntut lebih banyak penumpang. Ini akan memudahkan perjalanan orang, berakhir 16:06 ketidakpastian dan kekeliruan mengenai sama ada anda menggunakan tiket yang betul atau yang betul 16:11 syarikat kereta api. Ia akan mengekalkan elemen terbaik sektor swasta, termasuk persaingan 16:16 dan pelaburan, yang telah membantu mendorong pertumbuhan, tetapi memberikan arah strategik, kepemimpinan 16:21 dan akauntabiliti. Penumpang akan mempunyai perkhidmatan yang selamat dan boleh dipercayai di rangkaian yang dibina sepenuhnya 16:27 mereka. Inilah masanya untuk menjadikan Britain kembali ke landasan yang betul. " Sekarang, selalu ada dan akan selalu ada 16:36 berdebat mengenai apakah penswastaan kereta api UK adalah satu kegagalan. Ia membawa 16:41 jumlah penumpang tertinggi ke landasan kereta api dalam sejarah negara - lebih tinggi 16:46 daripada pada zaman kegemilangan pengangkutan kereta api pada awal 1900-an - tetapi juga membawa, 16:51 dengan sebahagian besar langkah, beberapa tambang tertinggi di seluruh Eropah. Ini meningkatkan jumlah orang ramai 16:56 kepuasan di landasan kereta api dan membawanya ke salah satu tahap tertinggi di Eropah, 17:00 tetapi, berlawanan dengan intuitif, ia juga menaikkan subsidi kereta api kerajaan ke tahap tertinggi 17:04 tahap dalam sejarah. Cukup tegas, setelah penswastaan, kemerosotan inudstri kereta api UK
FABI P 9 өдрийн өмнө
Britain railways sistem is a mess.
Varun Sawant
Varun Sawant 9 өдрийн өмнө
It's excessively overregulated Deregulation should work
tyronerodgers 9 өдрийн өмнө
This is why the UK train service is shite.
Duane Locsin
Duane Locsin 10 өдрийн өмнө
What surprises me after years and examples of demonstrative failure, after failure, after failure why was there still efforts to push for privatization of railways? Some key politicians must be getting "greased" with some of that sweet corporate railway profits. This story is not going to end, because I guarantee this will have to again be covered in 2023, 2028, 2031 etc...
Hydro Aegis
Hydro Aegis 10 өдрийн өмнө
Sounds like a complicated way to give money to the government's friends lol.
Bill V
Bill V 10 өдрийн өмнө
Kinda sounds like the government never actually let the equation... doesnt sound like privatization to me
Carl Yelland
Carl Yelland 10 өдрийн өмнө
The UK Prime Minister from 1992-97, John Major-Ball (a former circus clown) privatised the railways.
Sgrinwaipwr 10 өдрийн өмнө
Privatisation means revenue surplus goes into the bank accounts of profit-seeking corporate execs never to be seen again (or even taxed as they move it offshore.) Nationalisation or public ownership means revenue surplus is invested into the service to improve it, to reduce prices for customers or to pay the workers better like they deserve.
Jamie Johnson
Jamie Johnson 10 өдрийн өмнө
RAILWAYS!!!! It’s *railways* in the UK, okay? Not railroads, choo choo tracks or anything else.
Wenzhe Chen
Wenzhe Chen 10 өдрийн өмнө
It became more expensive to travel from one end of the country to the other (John O' Groats to Lands End) than a round the world plane ticket.
Derek Mulready
Derek Mulready 10 өдрийн өмнө
IRISH Rail,SNCF, RENFE told the EU keep away from our railways . The United Kingdom OK where do we sign up. 2021 oh shite did we Phuck up again.🇮🇪🇪🇺
bansam loiem
bansam loiem 10 өдрийн өмнө
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Chrispy Chicken
Chrispy Chicken 10 өдрийн өмнө
The story in the U.S. would go like this: “They realized the change of ownership would create a loss of service to the poor and rural areas and didn’t care because individual politicians pushing privatization made a profit off it.”
Miss Spaz
Miss Spaz 10 өдрийн өмнө
Thatcher. Copying America's broken ass fucking privately owned infrastructure is NOT. A. Good. Idea.
Benjamin Maki
Benjamin Maki 11 өдрийн өмнө
Thatcher 🤮
lesselp 11 өдрийн өмнө
J'accuse Sam Denby of having leftist student views.
Antiquated rolling stock, stations with no facilities, trains always behind schedule and overpriced fares: sums up railways in UK today. With the cost of a London area monthly pass you could get an annual all German pass. Just keeps getting worse by the year!
Kian Kier
Kian Kier 11 өдрийн өмнө
Fun to see that we have the same problem in both the UK and Denmark, but for different reasons as according to this video, it is the privatization of the rail that is the fault, while we get some of the same problems in Denmark because of our State-owned rail: DSB. Personly I would be glad to see the privatization from the UK here in Denmark as DSB has failed its job, and become a political battleground
Son of Wessex
Son of Wessex 11 өдрийн өмнө
There is only one word to accurately describe why successive UK governments want to privatise the railways - UNIONS. The unions in the UK are highly political, directly fund the Labour party and have absolutely no shame in holding ordinary, non-involved citizens to ransom in order to extort more money in negotiations. Transport is essential, but that never stopped them striking constantly for more money. Of course, they said it was to do with safety and fairness, but whenever you looked at the detail these were always inflated concerns and more money was ALWAYS the answer. Just look at TfL and the London Underground - always striking or piping up about something, usually framed as a safety concern, and yet their employees are some of the most high earning, heavily 'bonused' and financially incentivised workers in the country. They get extra money for any little thing that would be considered normal duty anywhere else, not just a little bit either but hundreds or thousands a time. Unions are the problem with any nationalised industry because they have added political power when the government is the employer.
Christopher Newsham
Christopher Newsham 11 өдрийн өмнө
Northern Rail has built a fear in me of any train that arrives not delayed, overcrowded or on fire.
Daniel Snowden
Daniel Snowden 10 өдрийн өмнө
My nickname for them is "Northern Fail"
Ricky Jaeger
Ricky Jaeger 11 өдрийн өмнө
so, really, they didn't privatize it. they sold the provision of government services to private companies, dictated how _exactly_ how they must run (which is to say, to be run like government, generally at a short-term loss), and were shocked when private companies repeatedly failed. did the UK really set out to implement the worst of both models? it seems like they couldn't have done worse if they tried to.
Jonathan Cooke
Jonathan Cooke 12 өдрийн өмнө
Railways NOT Railroads - apart from that great1
Dosedmonkey 12 өдрийн өмнө
This is disputation as when it was public it was left to fall apart, only privatisation pushed for allbthe rail to be replaced, but due to leaving it so many decades it caused prices to increase massively.
Narnia Dici
Narnia Dici 12 өдрийн өмнө
Went to London on holiday, felt like I was getting robbed while using public transport
stsinner05 12 өдрийн өмнө
Enter Modi's India, which does not learn from past mistakes of others, nor does it learn from its own.
AtricosHU 12 өдрийн өмнө
17:58 Found the part where he talks about PLANES! :D
Stephen Linklater
Stephen Linklater 12 өдрийн өмнө
Possibly your best video yet! Brilliant.
William Stephens
William Stephens 12 өдрийн өмнө
No, it didn't fail. The rail system is much better now than how I remember it 25 years ago.
Six Waves
Six Waves 13 өдрийн өмнө
Yesss! We in Czechia have two private comps w/ one state own and many times you can not use the fastest connection because use a train of another company, so you have to wait 40 minutes at wain.
Amar Azad
Amar Azad 13 өдрийн өмнө
You guys say no country has gotten a fully privatised passenger train service but I always thought the Japanese train service was pretty good. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but is that not private?
mcmcnair97 13 өдрийн өмнө
I believe the Govt is set to announce a wider transport strategy for the coming years in the next few weeks. I expect we'll get an insight into the future then
Jon Ashley
Jon Ashley 13 өдрийн өмнө
It’s nice to see the tories taking on one of Jeremy Corbyn‘s flag ship policy.
Samuel Carvalho
Samuel Carvalho 13 өдрийн өмнө
Typo with ‘Punctuality’ at 12:33 - You wrote “Puctuality”.
Luco Zade
Luco Zade 13 өдрийн өмнө
This was such a good video
Alex Klyonov
Alex Klyonov 13 өдрийн өмнө
If a line not making money, It should be closed. loosing money it is stupid, it leads to poverty and high taxes
2 8
2 8 13 өдрийн өмнө
Quit the opposite actually. It allows people to work outside of their local areas hence lowering the poverty rate.
Bob Saget
Bob Saget 13 өдрийн өмнө
wendover creeping way too far into based territory
Seth Apex
Seth Apex 13 өдрийн өмнө
Rail requires significantly more infrastructure than airplanes, therefore the government has a much greater stake in rail, and can only afford so much deviation.
Nick 14 өдрийн өмнө
Bring back Network SouthEast, keep ScotRail, TfW Rail and Northern which are networks in their own right, merge everything else into a reformed Regional Railways and bring back InterCity to connect each area. Cities that want to create local commuter networks inside the national networks like Liverpool, London or Tyne and Wear should be encouraged.
Damian Freeman
Damian Freeman 14 өдрийн өмнө
The railways were privatised originally. It's just that they kept losing money and couldn't recoup it, thus they were Grouped into the Big Four, and then later during the war, nationalised. Ultimately the railways will always operate at a loss. The biggest idiotic move was the Beeching Report, which caused many old lines to be shut down, and worse still, to have the land sold off. Now, many of those lines would actually be useful again, but the rails aren't there anymore and you'd have to compulsory purchase a large number of buildings to re-establish them. There are certain services which I feel should fundamentally be nationalised. Electricity, Water, Healthcare, Emergency Services, and Railways. As it stands, currently only healthcare and emergency services remain national. I'm particularly irritated over water and electricity because many have little to no choice over their provider, and many feel resentful at the idea of foreign companies owning our important services.
Heysemberth Kingdom-Brunel
Heysemberth Kingdom-Brunel 14 өдрийн өмнө
Fun fact: Back in the 1970s when Deutsche Bahn introduced their new "premium" product, they decided to pay licensing fees to British Rail in order to be able to use the "prestigious" name "InterCity".... Fast forward a bit and the Brits are instead copying the German "ICE" (Inter City Express) with their youngest order for "premium" trains....
TimAnders44 14 өдрийн өмнө
1980s "privatisation" was the point in history when everything started going downhill for the middle class and working class of Western countries. Just revisit the list of companies that were sold off. Imagine if they were still owned by the country and its people, how much better would things be. As for rail, look to the gold standard of how railway is run or should be run - China, with its gleaming infrastructure, fast trains, comfortable and clean service. Do you think the Chinese operate a private for-profit model or a state-owned one?
2 8
2 8 13 өдрийн өмнө
If they were still publicly owned they would have never developed into huge companies and more people wouldn't be employed by them...
Trishita Gautam
Trishita Gautam 14 өдрийн өмнө
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Trishita Gautam
Trishita Gautam 14 өдрийн өмнө
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HorrisNorris 15 өдрийн өмнө
One of the craziest effects of all this is that pricing got really weird if you were going on a journey that used trains from multiple companies. For example if you were going from London to Manchester with a changeover in Birmingham, you could save a huge amount of money by booking London to Birmingham and Birmingham to Manchester as 2 separate journeys. Now imagine how crazy that principle gets if you're on a journey using trains from 4 different companies! You could genuinely save half the cost of a journey by doing this sometimes! A lot of young Brits don't start driving until their early 20s, meaning that a whole generation became expert railfare detectives!
Enas Agnostos
Enas Agnostos 15 өдрийн өмнө
Besides, on quite a few segments, what you have now is a monopoly (see Southeastern railways for ex.), and this means no effort for efficiency, fair prices, etc.
Enas Agnostos
Enas Agnostos 15 өдрийн өмнө
Thing is, opening to competition is one thing, privatisation is another. The UK needed to keep British Rail, while allowing private operators (a la Czech Republic or Germany or Austria). An example that British Rail could've followed: British Telecom (BT). After dire moments, they're now thriving again. Privatizing everything from tracks signals to trains was meant for failure.
Givepeaceachance 15 өдрийн өмнө
It’s cheaper to fly from Edinburgh to London via Munich than to get the train
Givepeaceachance 15 өдрийн өмнө
Mate I did not know we’d renationalised
Owen Concorde
Owen Concorde 15 өдрийн өмнө
No wonder why I find Germany's Deutsche Bahn more appealing to me than privatized British Rail.
Andrew Egan
Andrew Egan 16 өдрийн өмнө
What about the failure of rail nationalisation by the Labour after Ww2 and independent rail track in the early 2000s.
Random Rover UK
Random Rover UK 16 өдрийн өмнө
Food for thought! The ECML is a very good illustration of privatisation and renationalisation. BR might have been run down but at least you had a unified fare structure which was easy to understand. Covid of course has changed everything, but there is now the opportunity to create a better railway system for the 21st century.
C Y 16 өдрийн өмнө
Meanwhile China - Beijing Xinjiang.
Markus S Leonard
Markus S Leonard 16 өдрийн өмнө
Do the Japanese rail industry for privatisation
jaxtraw 17 өдрийн өмнө
It was the worst of both worlds: a government managed market. All the privatisations were harmed by this to some greater or lesser degree, with government control by appointed political regulators. There are too many groups demanding government subsidy to properly privatise services.
Jacks Uterhark
Jacks Uterhark 17 өдрийн өмнө
Ahh this was so interesting. Now I get why trains constantly change operators. Thank you!
David Frankal
David Frankal 17 өдрийн өмнө
"Grant Schnopps"
NearTheHere 17 өдрийн өмнө
Now I hope there will be a video about the Japanese Railway. What did they do differently that their privatization was successful?
plentyness 17 өдрийн өмнө
im so glad Norway is basing our own privatization on the UK`s modell lol.... (kill me)
David M. Green
David M. Green 17 өдрийн өмнө
Great explanation of a complex issue
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