High Cost Rail

In theUnited Kingdomour rail fares are much more expensive compared with the rail fares of other European railways. If you can book months in advance the fares are reasonable but if you have to book at short notice spending £110 to travel “standard” class the 170 miles at peak times from Bridgend to Paddington seems to be excessive.

It is very hard to unravel the labyrinthine structure of rail finances; the track is owned by one entity, the routes are operated by other entities and all along the way the taxpayer has to dip into his or her pockets to support these entities and yet it seems that high fares are inevitable. Continue reading