It has now become an annual event. First working day of the New Year and rail passengers are subjected to a hike in rail fares far exceeding inflation.
We are told it is to pay for an improvement in rail services, and yet for those using the trains, far from seeing an improvement see long term decline and deteriorating services.
There used to be trains around 1300 and 1400 from Kings Cross, change at Newark, connecting train waiting and on to Lincoln.
Now one train at 1330, 45 minutes wait at Newark for a train to Lincoln.
December 2012, the idiots manning the barrier at Newark claimed it had always been thus and the service had improved! They made the same ridiculous claim December 2012.
This morning Climate Rush and others mounted a demonstration at Kings Cross against rail fare misery.
2013 is the tenth successive year rail fares have risen well above inflation.