Some rail fares in Britain have risen by as much as 250 per cent since British Rail was privatised, according to research by the TSSA transport union.
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Budget 2014: The chancellor’s misguided belief in the economic power of road building has not gone away
While statistics show economic growth, people’s day to day experience is of cuts to services, fare increases and deteriorating infrastructure.
Today the Office for National Statistics publishes July’s inflation figures and we see how much train fares will go up from January next year.
The High Speed Rail project holds great potential, but to make the most of that investment, the government must ensure all our railways are fit for the future.
Further rail price hikes get the year off to a difficult start for many and meanwhile, the government remains entirely oblivious to the impact of its policies.
Three Network Rail bosses, who already earn between £360,000 and £560,000, will receive £300,000 each in “golden handcuff” payments to keep them at the company.
Matt Dykes, the TUC’s public transport policy officer, calls on transport secretary Justine Greening to look to Europe for examples of how to run the railways.
Joe Fortune calls for Network Rail to be mutualised, in an effort to ensure not only short-term good management, but long-term good governance.
Alex Hern reports on transport secretary Justine Greening’s approval of HS2 High Speed Rail today.