For everybody reading this post on East of the M60, a Happy New Year. If you’ve renewed your rail or tram season ticket, it may be worth getting your mortgage sorted out (but not until you’ve read this).
Along with the usual stories from the Public Records Office, the announcement of rail fare rises has become an annual event on this septic isle. As usual, mid-market newspapers complain about the effects of a 5 – 10% increase on season tickets. Each year, they forget that bus fares rise by a similar amount or more outside London and Northern Ireland. Continue reading “Fares Unfair 2013: Rail, Tram and Bus Fares and Private Car Costs Compared”