18 comments

  • Musa R.
    30/11/2019 21:36

    Privatisation is bad for our railways we need a complete public ownership of our railways.

  • James C.
    30/11/2019 18:16

    The main problem people forget is not the fact we privatised the railways but who we privatised them to. They have been sold to french companies who hike prices drop services and use the extra cash to subsidise their railways!!

  • Andrew B.
    30/11/2019 17:17

    Bollox

  • Sid M.
    30/11/2019 17:09

    We would have a good system if we got shut of some chiefs doing nothing on over £100,000 a year, and big boss giving up is big bonuses every year ( don’t no how he as the check we have the worst and one of the most expensive systems about

  • Kerry L.
    30/11/2019 17:01

    Never

  • Liam S.
    30/11/2019 15:12

    There's nothing wrong with eating or drinking on a train, just be considerate and clean up after yourself, maybe a litter fine for people who make mess on trains, and busses and just leave it should apply?

  • Julie M.
    30/11/2019 13:34

    Japan and Britain has two different understanding of what is publicly acceptable... Britain trains will never be better because it s privatise... Stop talking non-sens

  • Dave G.
    30/11/2019 12:31

    The questions rhetorical right.

  • Shishu K.
    15/11/2019 19:55

    Japan desperately needs massive influx of migrants and refugees from African and Muslim countries.

  • Sam G.
    15/11/2019 16:58

    Its not wholly our governments fault our trains are delayed, dirty and otherwise undesirable to use. Next to Japanese we are disgusting.

  • Nicholas N.
    15/11/2019 16:00

    Never in my lifetime, Or unless the government hired Japanese people to run the train line and I think we could see very big change

  • Sam B.
    15/11/2019 12:42

    The issue is not government control, it’s the lack of it

  • Katie W.
    15/11/2019 09:58

    It says about the carriages and trains being spotless. If people in Britain were more considerate our railways would be cleaner as well and Japan's infrastructure was built many years after ours so those years difference allowed for more technology to be used when laying the track. And in the UK more is invested in the hs2 which nobody wants anyway and it would be better invested in the railway network that is already there

  • Slawek H.
    14/11/2019 23:15

    We are very sorry... but it won't change!

  • Ruarí S.
    14/11/2019 18:17

    British rail infrastructure was privatised until 2002 (Railtrack)! It was a disaster that led to a series of deadly rail disasters; that's why the government renationalised it (Network Rail). You are terrible journalists!

  • Daniel T.
    14/11/2019 17:55

    You really think the Privatisation of the British Rail infrastructure is going to improve the Rail system? Like hell it won't. The Private Rail system in the UK can not run what they have cleanly or on time, they run outdated trains and Carriages, they put profit before improvement. And the biggest insult, when the Private companies screw the rail system they run up. They expect the Public Sector money to Bail them out. With Goverment Approval and backing. Because the Private Sector in the UK never make mistakes or could never screw up. Because they know that the UK Goverment will always Bail them out and let them off Scotfree. With a Golden Handshake.

  • Jonathan S.
    11/11/2019 17:23

    No. Unless the Japanese models becomes extremely expensive and shit.

  • Avril H.
    26/01/2019 03:02

    This is a bad comparison..japanese subway system is the worst among northeast asia, their transfer system for example. Yours can be clean and effective even its own by the government like korea or china, cost effectiveness in japan is doubtful.