Government set to cut rail running costs by a third
That’s the plan that is set to be announced today by the not-really-all-that-elected government, and the transport unions are already up in arms, mewling that it could mean cuts to as many as 12,000 jobs.
Among the plans that have been mooted are the closure of some of the smaller ticket offices across the country. The wages of rail workers have also been tut-tutted at as part of the review by Sir Roy McNulty that has led to the impending proposals.
But Sir Roy says that rail fares are already too high and that they shouldn’t be increased further. So where does a 33% reduction in rail running costs come from? Eh? Eh??
Tell us how YOU’D reform the railways and save a big bundle of money into the process – go on, DO IT.