Increasing train fares

Although times are difficult, with almost zero wage increases, I can understand why people complain about rising prices. And the 6.2% price rise on the railways is more than inflation. But the trains are still good value, as can be seen by how popular they are. I don’t travel by trains that much, but when I have, the fare has been cheaper than travelling by bus or car. Taking the train costs between 10-30p per mile, which compares favourably with the bus and the car. The only time that cars win out, is when the car is not used by just one person. But since many car journeys are short and have just one occupant, the train often works out better option if the destination of the journey is served by the railways.


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