Please don't fall for Tory propaganda. The railways need to be properly funded by taxpayer money in order to keep them safe, efficient and properly maintained and updated. Far better taxpayer money goes into maintenance than the offshore bank accounts of the private operators.
As a working person I say 'we can't allow the unions to win this argument'. The rail industry costs me and millions of other working people billions of pounds in taxes to subsidise 1950s working practices.