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Final edit of the Nightmare magazine about how ridiculous our train fare's are.

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  • NIGHTMARE

  • The

    mos

    t exp

    ensi

    ve tr

    ain fa

    res in

    the world. The most expensive train fares in the w

    orld. The most expensive train fares in

    the w

    orld.

    We have the most expensive train fares in the world. We pay 20% more on average than the rest of Europe, and our season tickets are twice as high. Some

    season tickets now cost the equivalent of a fifth of the average UK salary.Fares are set to rise 25% over the next four years up to 1,300 more for some

    season tickets

  • 8 out of 10 people oppose the Governments plans to increase fares even

    more in 2012. T is was the single most unpopular policy announced in

    the spending review. (YouGov).

    Since 1997, the cost of train travel has increased in real terms by 13%; the

    cost of road travel has fallen by 14% and the

    35% Fact: According to Passenger Focus (2009), Britains train tickets

    are, on average, the most expensive in Europe.

    Day return: Britain 6.92 / Germany

    5.08 / Spain 2.52 / France 1.85. (Passenger Focus; averages for

    journeys of three to 10 miles).

    Annual season ticket: Britain 1,860 / France 990 / Germany

    944 / Spain 788 / Italy 444. (Passenger Focus; averages for journeys

    of 11 to 25 miles). Fact: T e Campaign for Better

    Transport explains that the fare rises, which came into ef ect on 2

    January 2011, mean that commuters in some parts of the country

    are being asked to pay 5,192, or 20% of the

    average UK salary, for their annual season ticket. T is

    is the equivalent of transport secretary

    Philip Hammond MP being asked to pay 27,034 for a season ticket

    average price of a one way f ight from Britain has fallen by

  • 20%Euro

    pes ave

    rage trai

    n fares

    We hav

    e the m

    ost exp

    ensive

    train fa

    res in

    the wo

    rld. We

    pay 20

    %

    more o

    n aver

    age tha

    n the re

    st of Eu

    rope, a

    nd our

    season

    ticket

    s

    are tw

    ice as

    high. S

    ome se

    ason ti

    ckets n

    ow cos

    t the e

    quivale

    nt of

    a fifth

    of the

    avera

    ge UK

    salar

    y.

    Our ave

    rage trai

    n fare in

    the UK

    .

    How mu

    ch more

    we pay

    than Eu

    rope, a

    huge 20

    %

  • 20%Our

    average

    train fa

    re in the

    UK.

  • Peak fares can start at 3pm. Train operators Virgin and East Coastcharge passengers peak fares from as early as 3pm, an investigation has found.Network Rail up to 40% less efficient in maintaining railway tracks and stations than European rivals, says regulator (September 2010) The 07.42 from Reading to London Paddington, operated by First Great Western, carried on average 326 passengers more than the trains capacity of 533. Described by the DfT as a very popular service into Paddington, it was one of 10 trains identified in a Freedom of Information reply. The figures were compiled in a snapshot survey taken in late 2009.Overcrowding on trains in England and Wales will get substantially worse over

    PEAK TIMES

  • We pay to

    o much!

    the next fo

    ur years d

    espite rise

    s in ticket

    prices,

    according

    to a repo

    rt by MPs

    on The P

    ublic Acco

    unts

    Committe

    e (Octobe

    r 2010)

    Normally y

    ou would

    expect to

    buy one tr

    ain ticket

    covering

    the whole

    train jour

    ney from

    A to D.

    Depending

    on your r

    oute and

    time of tr

    avel, you

    may

    find it a l

    ot cheape

    r to split

    Your tick

    et by bu

    ying

    separate

    train ticke

    ts that cov

    er the seg

    ments fro

    m

    A to B , B

    to C and

    C to D. S

    ome web

    sites claim

    to

    help comm

    uters save

    money sp

    litting their

    tickets.

    A recent

    YouGov

    poll foun

    d that the

    planned

    fare

    hikes for 2

    012 were

    the singl

    e most un

    popular p

    olicy

    announce

    d in the C

    omprehe

    nsive Spe

    nding Rev

    iew,

    opposed b

    y eight ou

    t of 10 pe

    ople

  • ITS THEFT!

  • ITS THEFT!

  • CRAIG.J.MCCARTHYFARES