'No improvement' on trains

This week's rail fare rise comes at a time of "no perceptible improvement in services" campaign group Railfuture has claimed.

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'Fare increases just fatten the profits of train companies'

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.

– Bob Crow, leader of the RMT transport union

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