The facts speak for themselves. What is the government thinking? We pay higher prices for worse services and we dole out subsidies to profit-making companies
Compared to other countries our current situation is ludicrous. The railway should be for the benefit of the people not for the benefit of the corporations.
As London gets more expensive to live in, more and more of us will have to commute, but £3,000-5,000 a year is totally ludicrous.
The private rail companies of the UK are an absolute disgrace. Re-nationalise now.
In many cases the train fare is more than the cost of fuel for the same journey in the car.
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I sympathise with their sentiments and agree for the most part. However I have seen far better written reports than this. I note with interest the total lack of integration across the public transport network, it is of course a universal truth, a result not just of operator competition, but of competing modes. The great shame in all of this is that once upon a time, all of the large and many of the smaller urban areas had their own bus or occasionally tram networks provided by the local authorities. They offered usually a high quality service tailored to local needs, Manchester (mentioned in the report) being a classic case.
As with everything else the Tory’s de- nationalised
The buses and trains need to be put back in public hands we at the moment subsidies them ever since the Tories sold them of so how can you tell me that they are private companys
Has the government's decarbonisation policy hit fever point?
Privatizing has buggered up the electricity industry, the gas industry, the water industry and the waste disposal industry too. Some things should be considered a service and run to provide just that at an economic cost not a way of milking the end users.
but as it doesn't affect them, they don't care