SCOTS SLAM RAIL SHAMBLES.Complaints from Scottish rail passengers soared by a massive 120 per cent in the last year, it was revealed yesterday.
The news led to repeated claims that privatisation Noun 1. privatisation - changing something from state to private ownership or control
denationalisation, denationalization, privatization
social control - control exerted (actively or passively) by group action simply hasn't has·n't
Contraction of has not.
hasn't has not
hasn't have worked.
Complaints were up across the whole of the UK and the national telephone inquiry line was the target of most disgruntled dis·grun·tle
tr.v. dis·grun·tled, dis·grun·tling, dis·grun·tles
To make discontented.
[dis- + gruntle, to grumble (from Middle English gruntelen; see passengers.
The worst line was Virgin's West Coast route which suffered 30.5 per cent delays.
Chairman of the Central Rail Users Consultative Committee, David Bertram, said: "Despite much effort and investment in track, signals and trains, the lack of consistency in performance and reliability is the most disappointing aspect."
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RMT 1. Registered Massage Therapist 2. Renal mesenchymal tumor general secretary Jimmy Knapp Jimmy Knapp (born 1940, died 13 August 2001) was a prominent British trade unionist and, successively, General Secretary of the National Union of Railwaymen and the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers. said: "Privatisation has not solved the problem of under- resourcing and things have been made worse by the fragment-ation of the industry.
"It would be a small step forward if companies and owners put as much effort into improving services as they do into trying to become the next railway millionaires."