There was never anything straightforward about Sadiq. As to the rolling stock. Do we really have the oldest stock in Europe? Certainly in London both TFL and National Rail seem to have upgraded much of their stock in recent years. And a few months ago there was lots of grumbling about the new Southwestern Railways franchise getting rid of trains that the previous franchise holder had only just bought. French and Italian railways also seem to operate some pretty decrepit trains on their less prestigious lines. British trains also seem to crash less than they did in the past, particularly in the immediate aftermath of privatisation; or they currently do on the Continent. So there is, perhaps, a league table we can feel relieved not to be doing so badly on.