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Losses derail UK train service adored by customers

Losses derail UK train service adored by customers

The Wrexham & Shropshire was one of Britain's most popular rail services, but love didn't pay the bills and the trains are about to stop.
The final train is set to leave London Marylebone (MAR-leh-bone) station Friday evening.
The service was one of only three in Britain that operated without a government subsidy, and it had a reputation for good food and attentive service.
It was at the top of the most recent passenger survey with 96 percent of passengers satisfied.
However, it failed to satisfy its owners, including Germany's Deutsche Bahn. The service, which had dwindled from five trains to three trains a day, lost 2.8 million pounds ($4.46 million) in 2010 and more than 13 million pounds in all since starting up in 2008, the company said.


Updated : 2021-05-16 15:28 GMT+08:00