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Left and right unite to condemn state of national rail network

09 January 2015
The annual fares increase reignited calls for the 
re-nationalisation of the railways
The annual fares increase reignited calls for the re-nationalisation of the railways

 

The annual introduction of increased rail fares, even though the average increase for the fares that are regulated by the Government was a comparatively modest 2.5%, attracted what has become a predictable burst of commentary in the media. “For ten years or so, successive governments have taken a conscious decision to get more money out of rail passengers through higher fares,” the BBC’s transport correspondent, Richard Westcott, noted on the corporation’s website on 2...

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