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Can what is currently called public transport, actually use the word “public”  in the title? I always thought that public services allow the public to use the service? The fact is public money (taxes) are going into the “public transportation” system, yet very few can afford to use it, due in part to successive price rises.

That brings me this blog’s topic. Lets start with a few Quotes…

Quote 1:

“Increased revenue is needed to pay for the major new expenditure to further improve the railway. More than £800 million is now being spent on new and refurbished trains on CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, First Great Western, First ScotRail, First TransPennine Express, GNER (shortly to become National Express East Coast), London Midland, Northern Rail, ‘one’ Railway and South West Trains.” Source: AToc’s website Nov 2007

Quote 2:

“But Association of Train Operating Companies (Atoc) chief executive Michael Roberts said passengers would benefit from the reinvestment

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