'My season rail pass has risen £12,000 since 1997'
16/12/2020 | news | business | 674
Fares will rise more than expected next year, although the 2.6% increase will be delayed until March.
A good friend of mine works for Net. Rail and received their £1000 bonus this year despite the pandemic. Unions fought hard to keep bonuses for staff. The same Unions are now fighting against a fare increase. Government intervention or not - a tax payer funded company spaffing out bonuses for under-utilised staff is not high on my list of praises.
My wife and I had to go into London on a couple of occasions in October. It cost more than I earn in a week for a 70 mile round trip. Advantage? The trains were empty even in rush hour because of the current brain dead rules. The disadvantage? Paying the money and knowing it was still a 5 mile walk once we got to the station. They cannot justify the price at all. Its almost cheaper by taxi!
What drivel "The Unions..." How tdo Unions control the prices set by private companies you moron. We have private companies providing a rail sevice where the bottom line is to charge the most they can whilst providing the cheapest service the can get away with. Just like very other privatised service. Removed
What drivel "The Unions..." How do Unions control the prices set by private companies you moron? We have private companies providing a rail sevice where the bottom line is to charge the most they can whilst providing the cheapest service the can get away with. Just like very other privatised service. Removed
Remove the Union stranglehold on Network Rail and those working for these private companies. Amazing how they aren't bleating about the massive bonuses the union members got mid-pandemic then bleat about how fighting a fare rise. Ridiculous on all fronts.