UK Commuters Spend 6 Times More On Train Fares Than Other Europeans
We all know public transit isn't that cheap — even worldwide. But a study says British people have it worse off than the rest of us.By Christine Slusser | January 4, 2016
Public transportation isn't cheap. But a study says British people who commute to work by train are spending more of their salaries on fares than other Europeans. Up to six times more, actually, according to a new study.
The big hullabaloo is over what's been dubbed "Tory tickets," aka rail fares. Currently, the rails are not publicly owned.
A quick refresher — Tories is a nickname for the Conservative party that's the reigning government in London and the U.K. Therefore, they're the ones controlling the transport for London and National Rail.