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    Train RIP-OFF: UK rail fares are still the costliest in Europe.

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    papa_umau
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    Train RIP-OFF: UK rail fares are still the costliest in Europe.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 23 Oct 2018, 11:29 am

    RAIL passengers who regularly face the misery of late, overcrowded trains are paying far more than their European counterpart.

    For a little more than the price of an annual season ticket from Liverpool to Manchester you can buy a ticket that lets you travel across the entire German network for a year.

    UK passengers pay on average 50p per mile travelled compared to as little as 21p per mile in Spain and 15p per mile in Italy.

    Britons are paying over the odds even when allowing for differences in national salaries, the study by personal finance experts Credit Angel revealed.

    The monthly cost of a season ticket as a percentage of average monthly wages ranges from as little as 2.4 per cent for a 68-mile round trip in France to 14 per cent for a 70-mile return journey in England.

    Read more on this latest rip-off story from Britain HERE




    I wonder why we put up with this as it has been obvious for many years that the rail travellers in Britain are getting ripped off badly.

    Also, why don't the watchdogs get a grip on these thieving companies so that we can get the quality and the low cost of the European rail services ?


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    Re: Train RIP-OFF: UK rail fares are still the costliest in Europe.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 25 Oct 2018, 10:00 am

    The main problem with our railways is that most of them are run by privatised companies for profit and the service always suffers when profit drives.

    All they would need to do is to re-nationalise all of our rail services and to copy how the nationalised rails services work in Europe.
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    Re: Train RIP-OFF: UK rail fares are still the costliest in Europe.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 26 Oct 2018, 11:39 am

    And, the next Labour government are promising to do exactly that.


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    Re: Train RIP-OFF: UK rail fares are still the costliest in Europe.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 27 Oct 2018, 11:25 am

    Yes, they are Papa.

    The thing I wonder about is that as to re-nationalise all of the private train operating companies, ( TOCs ), it will take many millions if not billions of pounds, and where is this money going to come from ?
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    Re: Train RIP-OFF: UK rail fares are still the costliest in Europe.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 28 Oct 2018, 11:35 am

    The Labour party have never been afraid to borrow to finance their pet projects.

    I will say, however, that this is one project that should not put them off borrowing to pay for.


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    Re: Train RIP-OFF: UK rail fares are still the costliest in Europe.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Tue 30 Oct 2018, 1:29 pm

    The reason Our prices are so high is that European companies own most of them, and use the profits to subsidise their own Nationalised rail systems.
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    Re: Train RIP-OFF: UK rail fares are still the costliest in Europe.

    Post by papa_umau on Wed 31 Oct 2018, 10:46 am

    I guess you could be right about that HG.


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