Posts Tagged ‘ Rail Fares ’

About railways – again!

Nov 30th, 2018 | By

Readers may be bored if I mention it again but how can rail fares continue to rise when the service is so lamentable?



The annual rail fare increase

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By
Southern Rail

Who would have thought that rail fares would go up again given that they went up last January and the January before and the January before that and seemingly ever since the Stockton to Darlington railway began!



The high cost of travel

Jul 9th, 2014 | By

The Office of National Statistics revealed that rail fares had risen sharply, yet motoring and air travel costs had declined.

Yet to the passenger this doesn’t seem right.



Rail fares and the holidaymaker

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

As ever as a new year starts the first story with angst is always the rise in rail prices. This year it is less than the rate of inflation for the first time in 10 years.



Go by rail

Dec 29th, 2013 | By

In less than a week we will have the annual increases which, this year, are set at 2.8%. Not everyone will face these as some will be higher but will any be lower?



Rail fares rise again

Dec 22nd, 2011 | By

Yet again the time approaches when rail fares rise again. We moan, we complain, the media highlight how much annual season ticket costs but rarely do we consider the effects on tourism.



Trains versus Planes

Apr 25th, 2011 | By

Some days ago I wrote that I couldn’t remember the last time we had such a good weather forecast for an Easter holiday. It has turned out that this has been the warmest Easter since 1949. So many of us have been out and about making the most of it. Car mostly but for longer journeys the train has been answer. The number of people heading out of Paddington on Thursday night to the west country or out of Kings Cross or Euston to the north gave witness to that but was this the best way to go?



Fairer fares from Wrexham and Shropshire

Mar 26th, 2009 | By

Starting the 30 March, one rail company is introducing standard fares. The price charged for peak fares which is often significantly above those available later in the day has gone. Regardless of what time of the day you travel the fares will be the same price.Such is the claim from the newish company, Wrexham & Shropshire which operates trains from Wrexham, Shrewsbury and Telford in to London. The price will be £53 return from Wrexham and £40 from Shrewsbury and Telford. And these prices will
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Attracting Visitors Gets too Successful;- but not in the South East.

Feb 23rd, 2009 | By

Last December the state government of NSW in Australia decided to launch Family Funday Sunday. The idea was to bring more people onto ferries and into the city. To do this it cut the price a family ticket to just $2.50 (about £1.20). The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Sunday was already the most crowded day of the week for ferry rides so guess what happened. The ferries, already busy, couldn’t cope whilst trains and buses had loads of capacity but no discounted offers.It got
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