Rail firms spout the wrong kind of utter bollocks
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.