Fare rises enrage rail commuters 'in this terrible mess'
Passengers at Manchester Piccadilly slate increases after delays and bungled timetable
For Biraja Ghosal, traversing Britain’s rail network has been an almost-daily burden for the past nine years. The 46-year-old data scientist, from Barnet in north London, travels across the country five days a week as part of his job. He is no stranger to smelly loos, late trains or missing plug sockets – and that was just Wednesday morning.
As he stepped from Virgin’s London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service shortly before 10am on Wednesday (cost of a single ticket: £169) Ghosal was enraged to learn that prices would be rising another 3.2% from January.
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Source: Guardian Transport
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