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Old 3rd Jan 2018, 11:02
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The Nip
 
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Originally Posted by sitigeltfel View Post
A letter in today's Times gives the cost of a season ticket between Birmingham and London Euston at £10,567. While this may sound excessive, it works out at £0.22p a mile, a fraction of the cost of going by car before you even begin to factor in parking fees and the congestion charge.
Why should the taxpayer subsidise someone else's lifestyle choice?.
In today's paper,
Mick Cash, the general secretary of the RMT Union, on Tuesday led protests against rail fare rises and condemned them as the "Great Train Robbery".

However The Telegraph can disclose that Mr Cash told members of his union last year that increases in fares were “significant” because they would lead to bigger pay rises for rail workers.
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