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Democorruptcy

Train firms want overhaul of ticket system

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Loosely translated it seems the train companies are annoyed flexible working means too many people are avoiding paying peak fares.

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Traditional peak and off-peak rail fares face the axe under sweeping changes being proposed for the UK's train ticketing system.

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents train operators, wants to eliminate the "cliff edge" between peak and off-peak prices.

It argues that this would reduce overcrowding.

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The underlying message from train companies today is that they are on the side of passengers. They want to shunt the government towards positive change.

More types of flexible fares is one thing, but cost and who pays will, as always, be almost every passenger's central concern.

To make the proposals 'revenue neutral', as the operators plan, cheaper fares would have to be offset by more expensive ones. That is, unless the changes drive more people to travel by train, especially on more empty off-peak services.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47258909

 

 

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Triple Decker trains isn't going to happen.

Get rid of the trains, and turn the railways into coach roads. That way you could have more people in one space at one time.

You want to think of the railways like the human blood supply. The blood vessels don't bunch up and get on board a train, no they just keep moving.

That'll get rid of over crowding.

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35 minutes ago, Democorruptcy said:

To make the proposals 'revenue neutral', as the operators plan, cheaper fares would have to be offset by more expensive ones. That is, unless the changes drive more people to travel by train, especially on more empty off-peak services.

Perhaps they should be told to lookup the concept of supply and demand and the effect on prices.

How do you make more people use empty off-peak services? Raise the ticket price!

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3 hours ago, Democorruptcy said:

Loosely translated it seems the train companies are annoyed flexible working means too many people are avoiding paying peak fares.

 

Last time I bought a peak fare two bastards in my carriage got a bit of a moan from the ticket inspector that they should have also bought them. Cheeky fuckers. Cost me £50 extra what a piss take,.

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3 hours ago, 201p said:

Triple Decker trains isn't going to happen.

Get rid of the trains, and turn the railways into coach roads. That way you could have more people in one space at one time.

You want to think of the railways like the human blood supply. The blood vessels don't bunch up and get on board a train, no they just keep moving.

That'll get rid of over crowding.

I'm guessing that the cost of conversion to roads would be prohibitive, as would the higher number of drivers required. Also, they would not be suitable for heavy freight.

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