Fares Unfair 2013: Rail, Tram and Bus Fares and Private Car Costs Compared

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).

Twin Squeaks on Platform 1, Preston railway station
Meanwhile in Preston, an extra 4-5% on last year’s fares still get you one of these Leyland National derived railbuses. Sad but true.

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”

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