David Noble's Blog

Monday, May 22, 2006

Left to the market alone, train travel will become the preserve of the rich

Buying train tickets is one of those things that's got more complicated since the internet rather than simpler. And the prices are generally ridiculous, to the point where it's cheaper to fly to Scotland than take the train, with all the additional environmental impacts that has.


Transport is one of those issues that Labour has completely failed to grasp, or even tackle, except by kow-towing to the transport lobby. If Tone wants a legacy, there's something he could really get his teeth into.


Jenni Russell: Left to the market alone, train travel will become the preserve of the rich


Jenni Russell: A baffling price structure, overcrowded carriages, soaring public subsidy - all good reasons to renationalise the railways.


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