Britain’s rail industry blame game: all fingers point at the government
Regulated fares such as season tickets have risen by over 20% during this parliament, while wages have gone up less than 7%
The blame game on Britain’s railways is a curious one. Train operators, trade unions and Network Rail all take credit for improvements in passenger numbers and safety. But when it comes to the fare rises that pay for them, the sector immediately points the finger at the government.
Next week commuters return to work with the cost of their season tickets rising by up to 2.5%, under a fares system that is ultimately controlled by the Treasury.
Source: Guardian Transport