Sad to see that many improvements to our rail network have been ruled out due to financial restrictions.
As a regular user of the West Coast mainline I would have loved to see our rail network improved for the future.
I actually think that Beeching did a good job in rationalising our rail system, but it seems that we have lost the plot over railways in the future.
We should be investing public funds in our railways, to ensure that, when air and road travel become prohibitavely expensive, we have a reliable, cheap, and quick transport solution. (and also you can have a swift 'half' to make the time spent more convivial)