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    undertakings to continue with loss making services, provided that railway undertakings..

    What does loss making services mean here ?

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    You have to give us the whole sentence.

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    I have just this

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    Loss making services - services that create losses.
    Without further context, I can't give you the precise meaning.

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    National transport

    Before the start of the reform process of the rail sector in 1991, which was initiated by the adoption of Directive 91/440 and reform processes in some Member States, the railways in Europe were mainly organised as national railway undertakings that owned or managed the rail infrastructure, the rolling stock and were providers of regional, national and international passenger services. The traditional railway undertakings ('incumbents') played an important role in the authorisation and certification of rolling stock to be used on the national network. The operational costs as well as the debt burden, which resulted from the costs of maintenance and construction of the infrastructure, could hardly be met by the revenues generated through passenger and freight services, which obliged national administrations to contribute extensively in order to allow rail services to be continued.


    Within the framework of Regulation 1191/69, Member States are allowed to impose railway undertakings to continue with loss making services, provided that railway undertakings are duly compensated for these activities, according to a set of well defined provisions in this Regulation.

    Trains connect many towns, and are frequent, running day and night. Some of the rail services may go to isolated rural areas.
    These trains may not carry many passengers compared with trains between big cities, but the people who live in these small communities might depend on the train service for easy access to the rest of the country. But what if passenger numbers are so low, the fares collected do not cover the costs of operating the service to that part of the country? It becomes a loss-making service.

    Often, as part of the regulations under which they function, railway companies and bus companies are required to continue to operate such loss-making services because of their importance to the people in that part of the country.
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    Thank you two

    Does this sentence make sense or right for grammar ?

    "He thought that everything was all right,everything was as they had to be"

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    Anyone ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    "He thought that everything was alright. Everything was as it should be."
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    How about "it should have been" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    undertakings to continue with loss making services, provided that railway undertakings..

    What does loss making services mean here ?
    What IvanV has said, precisely conveys the meaning. I only like to put it a little differently as: Loss making services = the cost of service is more than the return derived or the cost of sale

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