Rail firms spout the wrong kind of ut­ter bol­locks

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TRAIN com­pa­nies must think we’re mugs.

Ev­ery year when ticket prices get hiked up way above in­fla­tion be­cause of some cosily-agreed price-fix­ing ar­range­ment be­tween Govern­ment and the train op­er­a­tors, we get the usual bol­locks spouted out about how they need all the ex­tra cash for im­prove­ments.

They trot out how much they’re spend­ing on Not­ting­ham train sta­tion, the mil­lions cur­rently be­ing spent to re­vamp Birm­ing­ham New Street and the great prospect and ben­e­fits of the new Cross­rail link in the City of Lon­don.

All of which is prob­a­bly of no com­fort to the poor souls read­ing this who are now go­ing to be late for work af­ter stand­ing in a glo­ri­fied cat­tle truck for two hours just out­side Swin­don while some­one fixes the bro­ken points (again).

No won­der the board mem­bers of th­ese train com­pa­nies travel to work and back in big com­pany cars.

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