Union demands trains are re-nationalised
A trade union has called for the re-nationalisation of Britain’s railways amid fury yesterday at the latest round of “bonkers” fare rises.
The price of travelling by regulated trains in Scotland is to increase by 4.2% next year – while cross-border fares are to rise by 6.2%.
The rise in Scotland is 1% above inflation, and was confirmed yesterday through the Retail Prices Index (RPI) measure for July, which stood at 3.2%.
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