Once-in-a-generation rail fare reform? Ryanair on steroids | Patrick Collinson
The Rail Delivery Group’s so-called new deal is the opposite of fare simplication
The latest attempt to simplify our crazily complex rail ticketing system, hailed as a “once in a generation reform” is nothing of the sort. It is tinkering at the margins, which will see some passengers a little better off, a few a little worse off, and Britain’s railway system still egregiously expensive and unfit for purpose.
The Rail Delivery Group’s (RDG’s) new deal largely consists of part-time season tickets, a guarantee that passengers will get the cheapest prices and smartphone-based ticketing across the UK.
Source: Guardian Transport