There is more crime and general incivility when there are not guards on trains, or conductors on buses, or park-keepers in parks, or Police on the streets.
We have already lost far too much of that civilising human presence. We need to fight for any vestige of it, however apparently trivial in itself.
A certain amount of inconvenience along the way is a price worth paying for that.
We all know what the real problem with Southern Rail is.
The failure to renationalise the railways is utterly doctrinaire and unpragmatic, and it is not even motivated by loyalty to the legacy of Margaret Thatcher.
It is, for some reason, motivated by loyalty to the legacy of John Major.