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Eye watering rail fares

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 45yearsagasman, 16 Aug 2011.

  1. 45yearsagasman

    45yearsagasman

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    Bristol to London season ticket £10,000+!
    What sort of salary do these people earn to allow them to use the train to get to work?
     
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    Their rent and mortgages are cheaper so it's not just about salary.
     
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    Ex Girlfriend did Market Harbrough To St Pancras about the same on a season ticket. She was on 68k.
    I used the motorbike, was more fun and cheaper :D

    But as mentioned the 4 bed house was costing sod all compared to London. Got sick of it and came back anyway.
     
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    why would they live in Bristol and work in London.... Am sure there is a clue somewhere.... :D
     
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    The Government have or are going to be asked by the EU to remove subsidise to the rail net work.

    No doubt the Gov. will take on it's usual stance of bending over and getting its ar.e shafted.
     
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    That would require a 50% increase, glad I don't commute.
     
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    It's not just network trains that are steep. I think it's a min of £4 to go anywhere on the tube. Just one station.

    So much for encouraging the use of public transport. Buses in Bristol are about the most expensive in UK, hence high car ownership here (and we're lazy b'stards!). Rip off Britain again.
     
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    cvhado bdq right there.
     
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    WTF?

    The train was going there anyway.

    Doh! :LOL:
     
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    And that line still uses diesels.

    Just to upset the tree huggers. :evil:
     
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    No sympathy for commuters. Want a London wage without all the bills that come with it.

    I heard someone say yesterday that soon they'll have trouble finding people to work in the city :LOL:

    BTW if this affects oyster card then they're bastards!
     
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    Fen dfciqp
     
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    the trains have never been so busy, look at passenger numbers....
     
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    £1.90 off peak on a train with an Oyster.
    Day tickets are capped with bus and train.
    All day bus only about 4 quid.
     
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    hear hear - then they come to their dormitory towns in the Dead Centre of england - Sussex .Putting up house prices :rolleyes:
     
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