The fact is that rail fare increases are doing nothing more than fattening the profits of the private train companies.
When passengers get another inflation-busting kick in the teeth on January 2, they will know that their hard-earned cash is being bled out of the railways and into the pockets of a bunch of spivs and chancers.
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