Seymour: Rail Operators Laughing All The Way To The Bank

Campaigners protest against rail fare increases outside King's Cross station in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday January 2, 2018. See PA story RAIL Fares. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

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  1. Geoffrey Bastin says:

    Can you imagine what would happen if Mr Sainsbury or Mr Tesco announced they were putting up their prices to help fund their next new supermarket project. That is precisely what is happening with the modernisation of the railways.
    The most astonishing thing is that they admit it and no one seems to have anything to say. To be told the 97% of the fares are spent on improvements means the real price of a ticket could be reduced by at least half.
    Why not look at other European countries who also have very efficient rail systems and ask why it is that the UK user is required to be fleeced for so much.

  2. John Carins says:

    The handling of rail only serves to provide more justification to those who wish to see the railways fully nationalised. The fact that the whole thing is practically nationalised seems to be forgotten by those who wish this return to useless British Railways. The current model is flawed in that it allows foreign operators many nationalised in their own countries to run franchises. Brexit could provide the means to ensure that foreign companies do not profit from our infrastructure provided by the taxpayer.

  3. MIKE MAUNDER says:

    This is just one more example of gross mismanagement, and it is topped off with ridiculous bonuses for management. Until bonuses are related to benefits in service and costs, this stupidity will continue, and that is fact !

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