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Does Corbyn want to replicate this?
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m***@btopenworld.com
2018-04-07 09:00:39 UTC
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"Per kilometre travelled, France has the second highest rail costs in Europe, according to EU figures. French passengers pay a little less than in the UK, but the state pays a vast amount more. The operating cost of French rail comes out at 60 euros per kilometre, versus a European average of 30 euros. British services, for all our moaning, are just under the average and a large portion of the spending goes on infrastructure maintenance and investment.

SNCF is a heavy and growing user of taxpayers’ money. Its total subsidy has risen by 80 per cent in nine years. Payments to pension-holders alone, who number nearly double its current employee headcount, cost £3.5 billion a year. Its 260,000 staff benefit from jobs for life, retirement at 50 or 55 and free travel for “family members”, which in practice extends from grandparents to the milkman."

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/07/expensive-uncompetitive-thrall-unions-does-corbyn-want-replicate/

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abelard
2018-04-07 09:49:30 UTC
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"Per kilometre travelled, France has the second highest rail costs in Europe, according to EU figures. French passengers pay a little less than in the UK, but the state pays a vast amount more. The operating cost of French rail comes out at 60 euros per kilometre, versus a European average of 30 euros. British services, for all our moaning, are just under the average and a large portion of the spending goes on infrastructure maintenance and investment.
SNCF is a heavy and growing user of taxpayers’ money. Its total subsidy has risen by 80 per cent in nine years. Payments to pension-holders alone, who number nearly double its current employee headcount, cost £3.5 billion a year. Its 260,000 staff benefit from jobs for life, retirement at 50 or 55 and free travel for “family members”, which in practice extends from grandparents to the milkman."
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/07/expensive-uncompetitive-thrall-unions-does-corbyn-want-replicate/
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waste-of-time
2018-04-07 10:28:26 UTC
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"Per kilometre travelled, France has the second highest rail costs in
Europe, according to EU figures. French passengers pay a little less than
in the UK, but the state pays a vast amount more. The operating cost of
French rail comes out at 60 euros per kilometre, versus a European
average of 30 euros. British services, for all our moaning, are just
under the average and a large portion of the spending goes on
infrastructure maintenance and investment.

SNCF is a heavy and growing user of taxpayers’ money. Its total subsidy
has risen by 80 per cent in nine years. Payments to pension-holders
alone, who number nearly double its current employee headcount, cost £3.5
billion a year. Its 260,000 staff benefit from jobs for life, retirement
at 50 or 55 and free travel for “family members”, which in practice
extends from grandparents to the milkman."

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