Misery for rail commuters in south Essex as fares increase by up to £124

Echo: Misery for rail commuters in south Essex as fares increase by up to £124 Misery for rail commuters in south Essex as fares increase by up to £124

A HIKE in rail fares didn’t get the New Year off to a good start for commuters in south Essex.

As people got back to work on a cold January morning after the Christmas break yesterday (JAN2), they were faced with a 4.2 per cent increase in regulated fares, which includes season tickets, for Greater Anglia and c2c lines.

An annual c2c ticket from Basildon to Fenchurch Street now costs £2,540 compared to £2,440 – an increase of £100.

To travel from Southend Central to Fenchurch Street now costs £3,136 compared to £3,012 last year – an increase of £124.

Meanwhile commuters travelling from Billericay to London Liverpool Street will see the cost of a yearly season ticket go up from £3,000 to £3,124.

The rise was capped at one per cent above inflation after the Government reduced original plans for a three per cent inflation-busting rise in a bid to help families.

Commuters have reacted angrily to the new prices and do not believe the extra cash leads to a better service.

David Freeland, 25, of Riviera Drive, Southchurch, is a credit controller and commutes from Southend East to Basildon.

Although is 8.18am train was not delayed he believes the increase in costs is “unacceptable”.

He said: “We as customers have little or no idea where and how our money is being spent, the trains, lines, arrivals and departures are no better than previous years with delays still in abundance.

“The other issue is that the price increases seem to be largely unadvertised, customers are reliant on local media to make the knowledge public.”

Del Thomas, 31, of Durham Road, Southchurch, is a primary school teacher in Benfleet.

He uses the c2c line from Southend East to Benfleet in the week and at weekends he uses Greater Anglia trains to travel from Southend Victoria to Colchester, via Shenfield, to see his daughter.

He said: “I think the c2c line service is fantastic and I don’t mind a small increase to pay for upkeep of this line.

“Trains generally run on time and are punctual, clean and on the occasions where there are delays the customers are kept well informed.

“Unfortunately, Greater Anglia is the complete opposite. For three months they shut Billericay and ran replacement buses, but I have seen no improvement on the line since.

“Approximately 60 per cent of my journeys on this line were delayed and I really resent having to pay higher fares for such a low quality customer service.

“It is disgraceful and I dread having to travel with them.”

Castle Point councillor Liz Swann, travels to work on the c2c line from Benfleet to Fenchurch Street.

She said: “I have an annual season ticket that goes up year on year and I have not had a pay rise for three years so it’s costing me an absolute fortune.

“It’s hitting me really hard, but I think the service c2c runs is very good so I don’t think there’s much they can do to improve it for the money it costs to travel.”

A Greater Anglia spokesman said: “Annual fare rises help to maintain investment in the railways and are determined largely by government policy as confirmed in the Autumn Statement.”

He added the operator was continuing to push for greater investment in the region's railways alongside MPs and local councils and said performance had improved over the past year to produce a five-year high for the annual average punctuality across the network.

A c2c spokesman added: “In recognition of the current difficult times, we have restricted average off-peak fare increases to the same amount, to maintain the existing ratio between the cost of peak and off-peak travel.”

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5:45pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

Not that bad, all things considered, you've got a brand new bridge at Benfleet, comfy air conditioned carriages, with spacious seating arrangements, with lots of deoartures during the working hours.
Not that bad, all things considered, you've got a brand new bridge at Benfleet, comfy air conditioned carriages, with spacious seating arrangements, with lots of deoartures during the working hours. Carnabackable
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6:24pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Nebs says...

There is never anyone at Chalkwell Station in the evening, and on the few occasions each year that I use the train to London I have never seen a ticket Inspector on the trains. I wonder how much they could reduce the fares if everyone paid for their journey, it is getting to the point where the penalty fares will soon be cheaper than the actual fares.
There is never anyone at Chalkwell Station in the evening, and on the few occasions each year that I use the train to London I have never seen a ticket Inspector on the trains. I wonder how much they could reduce the fares if everyone paid for their journey, it is getting to the point where the penalty fares will soon be cheaper than the actual fares. Nebs
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7:18pm Wed 2 Jan 13

jolllyboy says...

No heating on trains, not enough seats, lifts not always working. Not always manned for assistance. What exactly are we paying for. is it now a ghost service ?
No heating on trains, not enough seats, lifts not always working. Not always manned for assistance. What exactly are we paying for. is it now a ghost service ? jolllyboy
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11:13pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Nebs says...

jolllyboy wrote:
No heating on trains, not enough seats, lifts not always working. Not always manned for assistance. What exactly are we paying for. is it now a ghost service ?
Look on the bright side, taxpayers are contributing a third of the costs of running the railway. Or to put it another way, the fares need to go up another 50 percent before you are paying the full cost of your transport. All those who cycle to work are still contributing to the price of your ticket through their taxes, and that is why there should be tax relief for the cost of a bicycle if you use it to cycle to work.
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: No heating on trains, not enough seats, lifts not always working. Not always manned for assistance. What exactly are we paying for. is it now a ghost service ?[/p][/quote]Look on the bright side, taxpayers are contributing a third of the costs of running the railway. Or to put it another way, the fares need to go up another 50 percent before you are paying the full cost of your transport. All those who cycle to work are still contributing to the price of your ticket through their taxes, and that is why there should be tax relief for the cost of a bicycle if you use it to cycle to work. Nebs
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3:09am Thu 3 Jan 13

Brunning999 says...

That is diabolical end of!

And we are always being reminded by the greenies to use public transport !
That is diabolical end of! And we are always being reminded by the greenies to use public transport ! Brunning999
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6:00am Thu 3 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

Good job c2c isn't an electric company, the rise would have been 14%
Good job c2c isn't an electric company, the rise would have been 14% Carnabackable
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8:10am Thu 3 Jan 13

maywood says...

Consider this.Why are the train fares far higher per mile in this country than on the continent for the same journey ?,why are the water/electric/gas, company's allowed to keep charging higher prices ?
Consider this.Why are the train fares far higher per mile in this country than on the continent for the same journey ?,why are the water/electric/gas, company's allowed to keep charging higher prices ? maywood
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8:14am Thu 3 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

maywood wrote:
Consider this.Why are the train fares far higher per mile in this country than on the continent for the same journey ?,why are the water/electric/gas, company's allowed to keep charging higher prices ?
Because they can, and as a consumer, you can't say NO....
[quote][p][bold]maywood[/bold] wrote: Consider this.Why are the train fares far higher per mile in this country than on the continent for the same journey ?,why are the water/electric/gas, company's allowed to keep charging higher prices ?[/p][/quote]Because they can, and as a consumer, you can't say NO.... Carnabackable
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8:46am Thu 3 Jan 13

smiffy1980 says...

if you dont like it, dont use the trains. Find a job local to you and not worry about the trains.

For those who moan about the £100 or so raise on your commute to london. Then how about cut costs elsewhere to compensate for the rise in rail fares .Perhaps cut back on your daily latte or take lunch in, instead of the daily visit to Pret. Just an idea !!!
if you dont like it, dont use the trains. Find a job local to you and not worry about the trains. For those who moan about the £100 or so raise on your commute to london. Then how about cut costs elsewhere to compensate for the rise in rail fares .Perhaps cut back on your daily latte or take lunch in, instead of the daily visit to Pret. Just an idea !!! smiffy1980
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9:37am Thu 3 Jan 13

Monkeytennis1 says...

smiffy1980 wrote:
if you dont like it, dont use the trains. Find a job local to you and not worry about the trains.

For those who moan about the £100 or so raise on your commute to london. Then how about cut costs elsewhere to compensate for the rise in rail fares .Perhaps cut back on your daily latte or take lunch in, instead of the daily visit to Pret. Just an idea !!!
My aren’t you the clever one? I must remember you for financial advice in the future!!
What a ridiculous comment..
[quote][p][bold]smiffy1980[/bold] wrote: if you dont like it, dont use the trains. Find a job local to you and not worry about the trains. For those who moan about the £100 or so raise on your commute to london. Then how about cut costs elsewhere to compensate for the rise in rail fares .Perhaps cut back on your daily latte or take lunch in, instead of the daily visit to Pret. Just an idea !!![/p][/quote]My aren’t you the clever one? I must remember you for financial advice in the future!! What a ridiculous comment.. Monkeytennis1
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9:38am Thu 3 Jan 13

smiffy1980 says...

howironic wrote:
smiffy1980 wrote: if you dont like it, dont use the trains. Find a job local to you and not worry about the trains. For those who moan about the £100 or so raise on your commute to london. Then how about cut costs elsewhere to compensate for the rise in rail fares .Perhaps cut back on your daily latte or take lunch in, instead of the daily visit to Pret. Just an idea !!!
So everyone in London earns mega money and buys their latte and lunch do they? Pr1ck
LOL - Clearly didnt read my post did you, you mug. I said PERHAPS cut back................
Everyone has something that they can cut back on to compensate. Whether it be the daily latte, the trip to the expensive sandwich shop, the 10 fags they buy or the odd pint at lunch.

And yes, most people working in London earn higher than the average wage, Thats why you choose a job in London as apposed to local. The potential for higher earnings is there. Dont try and tell me otherwise.
[quote][p][bold]howironic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smiffy1980[/bold] wrote: if you dont like it, dont use the trains. Find a job local to you and not worry about the trains. For those who moan about the £100 or so raise on your commute to london. Then how about cut costs elsewhere to compensate for the rise in rail fares .Perhaps cut back on your daily latte or take lunch in, instead of the daily visit to Pret. Just an idea !!![/p][/quote]So everyone in London earns mega money and buys their latte and lunch do they? Pr1ck[/p][/quote]LOL - Clearly didnt read my post did you, you mug. I said PERHAPS cut back................ Everyone has something that they can cut back on to compensate. Whether it be the daily latte, the trip to the expensive sandwich shop, the 10 fags they buy or the odd pint at lunch. And yes, most people working in London earn higher than the average wage, Thats why you choose a job in London as apposed to local. The potential for higher earnings is there. Dont try and tell me otherwise. smiffy1980
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9:40am Thu 3 Jan 13

smiffy1980 says...

Monkeytennis1 wrote:
smiffy1980 wrote: if you dont like it, dont use the trains. Find a job local to you and not worry about the trains. For those who moan about the £100 or so raise on your commute to london. Then how about cut costs elsewhere to compensate for the rise in rail fares .Perhaps cut back on your daily latte or take lunch in, instead of the daily visit to Pret. Just an idea !!!
My aren’t you the clever one? I must remember you for financial advice in the future!! What a ridiculous comment..
Monkey Tennis, do entertain me. How is that a ridiculous comment ? £100 ISH increase over the year for train fares can be compensated by cutting back elsewhere. Can it not ???
[quote][p][bold]Monkeytennis1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smiffy1980[/bold] wrote: if you dont like it, dont use the trains. Find a job local to you and not worry about the trains. For those who moan about the £100 or so raise on your commute to london. Then how about cut costs elsewhere to compensate for the rise in rail fares .Perhaps cut back on your daily latte or take lunch in, instead of the daily visit to Pret. Just an idea !!![/p][/quote]My aren’t you the clever one? I must remember you for financial advice in the future!! What a ridiculous comment..[/p][/quote]Monkey Tennis, do entertain me. How is that a ridiculous comment ? £100 ISH increase over the year for train fares can be compensated by cutting back elsewhere. Can it not ??? smiffy1980
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9:58am Thu 3 Jan 13

howironic says...

smiffy1980 wrote:
howironic wrote:
smiffy1980 wrote: if you dont like it, dont use the trains. Find a job local to you and not worry about the trains. For those who moan about the £100 or so raise on your commute to london. Then how about cut costs elsewhere to compensate for the rise in rail fares .Perhaps cut back on your daily latte or take lunch in, instead of the daily visit to Pret. Just an idea !!!
So everyone in London earns mega money and buys their latte and lunch do they? Pr1ck
LOL - Clearly didnt read my post did you, you mug. I said PERHAPS cut back................

Everyone has something that they can cut back on to compensate. Whether it be the daily latte, the trip to the expensive sandwich shop, the 10 fags they buy or the odd pint at lunch.

And yes, most people working in London earn higher than the average wage, Thats why you choose a job in London as apposed to local. The potential for higher earnings is there. Dont try and tell me otherwise.
And if there isn't anything else to cut back on? So stand by my comment!

Do you know that a lot of back office jobs only pay around £15k a year and is not much more than locally, but some people have no choice to travel to London as that is the only place they can find work, rather than ponce off the dole like others, but its becoming more more worthless. There you moron!!
[quote][p][bold]smiffy1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]howironic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smiffy1980[/bold] wrote: if you dont like it, dont use the trains. Find a job local to you and not worry about the trains. For those who moan about the £100 or so raise on your commute to london. Then how about cut costs elsewhere to compensate for the rise in rail fares .Perhaps cut back on your daily latte or take lunch in, instead of the daily visit to Pret. Just an idea !!![/p][/quote]So everyone in London earns mega money and buys their latte and lunch do they? Pr1ck[/p][/quote]LOL - Clearly didnt read my post did you, you mug. I said PERHAPS cut back................ Everyone has something that they can cut back on to compensate. Whether it be the daily latte, the trip to the expensive sandwich shop, the 10 fags they buy or the odd pint at lunch. And yes, most people working in London earn higher than the average wage, Thats why you choose a job in London as apposed to local. The potential for higher earnings is there. Dont try and tell me otherwise.[/p][/quote]And if there isn't anything else to cut back on? So stand by my comment! Do you know that a lot of back office jobs only pay around £15k a year and is not much more than locally, but some people have no choice to travel to London as that is the only place they can find work, rather than ponce off the dole like others, but its becoming more more worthless. There you moron!! howironic
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10:25am Thu 3 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

PAY IT OR WALK
PAY IT OR WALK Carnabackable
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10:28am Thu 3 Jan 13

Monkeytennis1 says...

smiffy1980 wrote:
Monkeytennis1 wrote:
smiffy1980 wrote: if you dont like it, dont use the trains. Find a job local to you and not worry about the trains. For those who moan about the £100 or so raise on your commute to london. Then how about cut costs elsewhere to compensate for the rise in rail fares .Perhaps cut back on your daily latte or take lunch in, instead of the daily visit to Pret. Just an idea !!!
My aren’t you the clever one? I must remember you for financial advice in the future!! What a ridiculous comment..
Monkey Tennis, do entertain me. How is that a ridiculous comment ? £100 ISH increase over the year for train fares can be compensated by cutting back elsewhere. Can it not ???
I’m certainly not going to start explaining my financial situation with you, suffice to say with nearly 30 years
Of working in the City of London I have never once bought a Latte in my life, and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be alone.
[quote][p][bold]smiffy1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monkeytennis1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smiffy1980[/bold] wrote: if you dont like it, dont use the trains. Find a job local to you and not worry about the trains. For those who moan about the £100 or so raise on your commute to london. Then how about cut costs elsewhere to compensate for the rise in rail fares .Perhaps cut back on your daily latte or take lunch in, instead of the daily visit to Pret. Just an idea !!![/p][/quote]My aren’t you the clever one? I must remember you for financial advice in the future!! What a ridiculous comment..[/p][/quote]Monkey Tennis, do entertain me. How is that a ridiculous comment ? £100 ISH increase over the year for train fares can be compensated by cutting back elsewhere. Can it not ???[/p][/quote]I’m certainly not going to start explaining my financial situation with you, suffice to say with nearly 30 years Of working in the City of London I have never once bought a Latte in my life, and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be alone. Monkeytennis1
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10:34am Thu 3 Jan 13

smiffy1980 says...

Monkeytennis1 wrote:
smiffy1980 wrote:
Monkeytennis1 wrote:
smiffy1980 wrote: if you dont like it, dont use the trains. Find a job local to you and not worry about the trains. For those who moan about the £100 or so raise on your commute to london. Then how about cut costs elsewhere to compensate for the rise in rail fares .Perhaps cut back on your daily latte or take lunch in, instead of the daily visit to Pret. Just an idea !!!
My aren’t you the clever one? I must remember you for financial advice in the future!! What a ridiculous comment..
Monkey Tennis, do entertain me. How is that a ridiculous comment ? £100 ISH increase over the year for train fares can be compensated by cutting back elsewhere. Can it not ???
I’m certainly not going to start explaining my financial situation with you, suffice to say with nearly 30 years Of working in the City of London I have never once bought a Latte in my life, and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be alone.
I see you avoided the question tho. How was my comment ridiculous and everyone can make cut backs if they need to couldnt they ?

I dont blame you on the lattes either.
[quote][p][bold]Monkeytennis1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smiffy1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monkeytennis1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smiffy1980[/bold] wrote: if you dont like it, dont use the trains. Find a job local to you and not worry about the trains. For those who moan about the £100 or so raise on your commute to london. Then how about cut costs elsewhere to compensate for the rise in rail fares .Perhaps cut back on your daily latte or take lunch in, instead of the daily visit to Pret. Just an idea !!![/p][/quote]My aren’t you the clever one? I must remember you for financial advice in the future!! What a ridiculous comment..[/p][/quote]Monkey Tennis, do entertain me. How is that a ridiculous comment ? £100 ISH increase over the year for train fares can be compensated by cutting back elsewhere. Can it not ???[/p][/quote]I’m certainly not going to start explaining my financial situation with you, suffice to say with nearly 30 years Of working in the City of London I have never once bought a Latte in my life, and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be alone.[/p][/quote]I see you avoided the question tho. How was my comment ridiculous and everyone can make cut backs if they need to couldnt they ? I dont blame you on the lattes either. smiffy1980
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10:43am Thu 3 Jan 13

smiffy1980 says...

howironic wrote:
smiffy1980 wrote:
howironic wrote:
smiffy1980 wrote: if you dont like it, dont use the trains. Find a job local to you and not worry about the trains. For those who moan about the £100 or so raise on your commute to london. Then how about cut costs elsewhere to compensate for the rise in rail fares .Perhaps cut back on your daily latte or take lunch in, instead of the daily visit to Pret. Just an idea !!!
So everyone in London earns mega money and buys their latte and lunch do they? Pr1ck
LOL - Clearly didnt read my post did you, you mug. I said PERHAPS cut back................ Everyone has something that they can cut back on to compensate. Whether it be the daily latte, the trip to the expensive sandwich shop, the 10 fags they buy or the odd pint at lunch. And yes, most people working in London earn higher than the average wage, Thats why you choose a job in London as apposed to local. The potential for higher earnings is there. Dont try and tell me otherwise.
And if there isn't anything else to cut back on? So stand by my comment! Do you know that a lot of back office jobs only pay around £15k a year and is not much more than locally, but some people have no choice to travel to London as that is the only place they can find work, rather than ponce off the dole like others, but its becoming more more worthless. There you moron!!
Thats not my point...............
My point is that 99% of people can make a cut back or sacrifice in another area of their expenses to compensate the rise in rail fares.

In regards to the train fare rises, people would need to save around £3 per week elsewhere to cover the cost. So dont tell me that is not doable.

I know this because ive had to do it a number of times due to increased travel costs and the spiralling costs of childcare.
[quote][p][bold]howironic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smiffy1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]howironic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smiffy1980[/bold] wrote: if you dont like it, dont use the trains. Find a job local to you and not worry about the trains. For those who moan about the £100 or so raise on your commute to london. Then how about cut costs elsewhere to compensate for the rise in rail fares .Perhaps cut back on your daily latte or take lunch in, instead of the daily visit to Pret. Just an idea !!![/p][/quote]So everyone in London earns mega money and buys their latte and lunch do they? Pr1ck[/p][/quote]LOL - Clearly didnt read my post did you, you mug. I said PERHAPS cut back................ Everyone has something that they can cut back on to compensate. Whether it be the daily latte, the trip to the expensive sandwich shop, the 10 fags they buy or the odd pint at lunch. And yes, most people working in London earn higher than the average wage, Thats why you choose a job in London as apposed to local. The potential for higher earnings is there. Dont try and tell me otherwise.[/p][/quote]And if there isn't anything else to cut back on? So stand by my comment! Do you know that a lot of back office jobs only pay around £15k a year and is not much more than locally, but some people have no choice to travel to London as that is the only place they can find work, rather than ponce off the dole like others, but its becoming more more worthless. There you moron!![/p][/quote]Thats not my point............... My point is that 99% of people can make a cut back or sacrifice in another area of their expenses to compensate the rise in rail fares. In regards to the train fare rises, people would need to save around £3 per week elsewhere to cover the cost. So dont tell me that is not doable. I know this because ive had to do it a number of times due to increased travel costs and the spiralling costs of childcare. smiffy1980
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10:49am Thu 3 Jan 13

JessyJar says...

Greater Anglia is a disgrace of a trainline.

Countless time's the trains have been cancelled with no reason, countless times there has been signal failure..

The seats are disgusting (when you actually manage to get one) Thankfully i'm quite skinny so the size isn't to big a problem.. until some fat f*ck sits down and takes up two seats and you're left standing after spending a fortune.

If we're paying all this money..the trains should be refurbished and more carriages added during peak times.
It is annoying enough getting on at stratford and the train is crammed full of people.. But that doesn't come close to how angry i feel when my train is cancelled.. i stand there for another 20 minutes and then the smallest train in the world arrives and you're squashed in like sardines.

Total joke and I can't believe they have the audacity to put it up every year.

paid out £3540 in november for an annual ticket... not even into zone 1.. and my gold card discount only applies off peak?! Disgusting.
Greater Anglia is a disgrace of a trainline. Countless time's the trains have been cancelled with no reason, countless times there has been signal failure.. The seats are disgusting (when you actually manage to get one) Thankfully i'm quite skinny so the size isn't to big a problem.. until some fat f*ck sits down and takes up two seats and you're left standing after spending a fortune. If we're paying all this money..the trains should be refurbished and more carriages added during peak times. It is annoying enough getting on at stratford and the train is crammed full of people.. But that doesn't come close to how angry i feel when my train is cancelled.. i stand there for another 20 minutes and then the smallest train in the world arrives and you're squashed in like sardines. Total joke and I can't believe they have the audacity to put it up every year. paid out £3540 in november for an annual ticket... not even into zone 1.. and my gold card discount only applies off peak?! Disgusting. JessyJar
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10:52am Thu 3 Jan 13

JessyJar says...

smiffy1980 wrote:
howironic wrote:
smiffy1980 wrote:
howironic wrote:
smiffy1980 wrote: if you dont like it, dont use the trains. Find a job local to you and not worry about the trains. For those who moan about the £100 or so raise on your commute to london. Then how about cut costs elsewhere to compensate for the rise in rail fares .Perhaps cut back on your daily latte or take lunch in, instead of the daily visit to Pret. Just an idea !!!
So everyone in London earns mega money and buys their latte and lunch do they? Pr1ck
LOL - Clearly didnt read my post did you, you mug. I said PERHAPS cut back................ Everyone has something that they can cut back on to compensate. Whether it be the daily latte, the trip to the expensive sandwich shop, the 10 fags they buy or the odd pint at lunch. And yes, most people working in London earn higher than the average wage, Thats why you choose a job in London as apposed to local. The potential for higher earnings is there. Dont try and tell me otherwise.
And if there isn't anything else to cut back on? So stand by my comment! Do you know that a lot of back office jobs only pay around £15k a year and is not much more than locally, but some people have no choice to travel to London as that is the only place they can find work, rather than ponce off the dole like others, but its becoming more more worthless. There you moron!!
Thats not my point...............

My point is that 99% of people can make a cut back or sacrifice in another area of their expenses to compensate the rise in rail fares.

In regards to the train fare rises, people would need to save around £3 per week elsewhere to cover the cost. So dont tell me that is not doable.

I know this because ive had to do it a number of times due to increased travel costs and the spiralling costs of childcare.
the point is we shouldn't have to make cut backs in other areas of our lives to compensate a rise in train costs.
[quote][p][bold]smiffy1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]howironic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smiffy1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]howironic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smiffy1980[/bold] wrote: if you dont like it, dont use the trains. Find a job local to you and not worry about the trains. For those who moan about the £100 or so raise on your commute to london. Then how about cut costs elsewhere to compensate for the rise in rail fares .Perhaps cut back on your daily latte or take lunch in, instead of the daily visit to Pret. Just an idea !!![/p][/quote]So everyone in London earns mega money and buys their latte and lunch do they? Pr1ck[/p][/quote]LOL - Clearly didnt read my post did you, you mug. I said PERHAPS cut back................ Everyone has something that they can cut back on to compensate. Whether it be the daily latte, the trip to the expensive sandwich shop, the 10 fags they buy or the odd pint at lunch. And yes, most people working in London earn higher than the average wage, Thats why you choose a job in London as apposed to local. The potential for higher earnings is there. Dont try and tell me otherwise.[/p][/quote]And if there isn't anything else to cut back on? So stand by my comment! Do you know that a lot of back office jobs only pay around £15k a year and is not much more than locally, but some people have no choice to travel to London as that is the only place they can find work, rather than ponce off the dole like others, but its becoming more more worthless. There you moron!![/p][/quote]Thats not my point............... My point is that 99% of people can make a cut back or sacrifice in another area of their expenses to compensate the rise in rail fares. In regards to the train fare rises, people would need to save around £3 per week elsewhere to cover the cost. So dont tell me that is not doable. I know this because ive had to do it a number of times due to increased travel costs and the spiralling costs of childcare.[/p][/quote]the point is we shouldn't have to make cut backs in other areas of our lives to compensate a rise in train costs. JessyJar
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10:56am Thu 3 Jan 13

J_blond says...

If I drive to work, all 50 miles of it, I would pay £3,600 in petrol a year (48 weeks). In addition, I would pay £638 on the Dartford Toll (with Dart Tag), which would be easier than driving through Central London.

I will get stuck in traffic, often arrive late unless I leave extremely early, and all this doesn't include the wear and tear on my car. 2,000 miles a month will take its toll on tyres, brakes etc.

An annual season ticket with travelcard on c2c for myself is £3,632. Sitting or standing doesn't really bother me, there's often space even if I am at the back of the train. Already I'm saving over £600 a year on my commute.

And the price rise? Less than £10 a month. Disaster...

And as for the 'funding of the railways' argument - it's doing a good sight more than my tax and VAT for petrol is for the road network...
If I drive to work, all 50 miles of it, I would pay £3,600 in petrol a year (48 weeks). In addition, I would pay £638 on the Dartford Toll (with Dart Tag), which would be easier than driving through Central London. I will get stuck in traffic, often arrive late unless I leave extremely early, and all this doesn't include the wear and tear on my car. 2,000 miles a month will take its toll on tyres, brakes etc. An annual season ticket with travelcard on c2c for myself is £3,632. Sitting or standing doesn't really bother me, there's often space even if I am at the back of the train. Already I'm saving over £600 a year on my commute. And the price rise? Less than £10 a month. Disaster... And as for the 'funding of the railways' argument - it's doing a good sight more than my tax and VAT for petrol is for the road network... J_blond
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12:12pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

JessyJar wrote:
Greater Anglia is a disgrace of a trainline.

Countless time's the trains have been cancelled with no reason, countless times there has been signal failure..

The seats are disgusting (when you actually manage to get one) Thankfully i'm quite skinny so the size isn't to big a problem.. until some fat f*ck sits down and takes up two seats and you're left standing after spending a fortune.

If we're paying all this money..the trains should be refurbished and more carriages added during peak times.
It is annoying enough getting on at stratford and the train is crammed full of people.. But that doesn't come close to how angry i feel when my train is cancelled.. i stand there for another 20 minutes and then the smallest train in the world arrives and you're squashed in like sardines.

Total joke and I can't believe they have the audacity to put it up every year.

paid out £3540 in november for an annual ticket... not even into zone 1.. and my gold card discount only applies off peak?! Disgusting.
You can always get into your car......
[quote][p][bold]JessyJar[/bold] wrote: Greater Anglia is a disgrace of a trainline. Countless time's the trains have been cancelled with no reason, countless times there has been signal failure.. The seats are disgusting (when you actually manage to get one) Thankfully i'm quite skinny so the size isn't to big a problem.. until some fat f*ck sits down and takes up two seats and you're left standing after spending a fortune. If we're paying all this money..the trains should be refurbished and more carriages added during peak times. It is annoying enough getting on at stratford and the train is crammed full of people.. But that doesn't come close to how angry i feel when my train is cancelled.. i stand there for another 20 minutes and then the smallest train in the world arrives and you're squashed in like sardines. Total joke and I can't believe they have the audacity to put it up every year. paid out £3540 in november for an annual ticket... not even into zone 1.. and my gold card discount only applies off peak?! Disgusting.[/p][/quote]You can always get into your car...... Carnabackable
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12:44pm Thu 3 Jan 13

JessyJar says...

Carnabackable wrote:
JessyJar wrote:
Greater Anglia is a disgrace of a trainline.

Countless time's the trains have been cancelled with no reason, countless times there has been signal failure..

The seats are disgusting (when you actually manage to get one) Thankfully i'm quite skinny so the size isn't to big a problem.. until some fat f*ck sits down and takes up two seats and you're left standing after spending a fortune.

If we're paying all this money..the trains should be refurbished and more carriages added during peak times.
It is annoying enough getting on at stratford and the train is crammed full of people.. But that doesn't come close to how angry i feel when my train is cancelled.. i stand there for another 20 minutes and then the smallest train in the world arrives and you're squashed in like sardines.

Total joke and I can't believe they have the audacity to put it up every year.

paid out £3540 in november for an annual ticket... not even into zone 1.. and my gold card discount only applies off peak?! Disgusting.
You can always get into your car......
Who says I have a car? knob head.


however no I can't just "get into my car" because as a young female driver my car insurance is now going up, so i'll be forking out more on that come June time when my insurance is up for renewal.

Oh and the ever increasing costs of petrol will add up to the equivalent if not more than the trains, plus the wearing of my tyres, the mileage on my car.. driving into london, sitting in traffic burning through petrol, so i can pay out more.
Oh paying for parking too at work :)
[quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JessyJar[/bold] wrote: Greater Anglia is a disgrace of a trainline. Countless time's the trains have been cancelled with no reason, countless times there has been signal failure.. The seats are disgusting (when you actually manage to get one) Thankfully i'm quite skinny so the size isn't to big a problem.. until some fat f*ck sits down and takes up two seats and you're left standing after spending a fortune. If we're paying all this money..the trains should be refurbished and more carriages added during peak times. It is annoying enough getting on at stratford and the train is crammed full of people.. But that doesn't come close to how angry i feel when my train is cancelled.. i stand there for another 20 minutes and then the smallest train in the world arrives and you're squashed in like sardines. Total joke and I can't believe they have the audacity to put it up every year. paid out £3540 in november for an annual ticket... not even into zone 1.. and my gold card discount only applies off peak?! Disgusting.[/p][/quote]You can always get into your car......[/p][/quote]Who says I have a car? knob head. however no I can't just "get into my car" because as a young female driver my car insurance is now going up, so i'll be forking out more on that come June time when my insurance is up for renewal. Oh and the ever increasing costs of petrol will add up to the equivalent if not more than the trains, plus the wearing of my tyres, the mileage on my car.. driving into london, sitting in traffic burning through petrol, so i can pay out more. Oh paying for parking too at work :) JessyJar
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2:05pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions.

"Greenest government ever…" my @rse.
Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions. "Greenest government ever…" my @rse. Shoebury_Cyclist
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2:16pm Thu 3 Jan 13

mys842 says...

The cost per mile is much cheaper on c2c than most other railways coming into London. We have superb trains, refurbished stations, some of the best service levels in the country and is a lifeline to Southend (it's basically a town metro service with 7 stations in the borough).

However, I do feel for the poor commuters on the Greater Anglia line. I'd object (if it did any good) on price rises to an already expensive service whilst I have to clamber onto dirty trains from the eighties!
The cost per mile is much cheaper on c2c than most other railways coming into London. We have superb trains, refurbished stations, some of the best service levels in the country and is a lifeline to Southend (it's basically a town metro service with 7 stations in the borough). However, I do feel for the poor commuters on the Greater Anglia line. I'd object (if it did any good) on price rises to an already expensive service whilst I have to clamber onto dirty trains from the eighties! mys842
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2:16pm Thu 3 Jan 13

asbo industries inc says...

Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions.

"Greenest government ever…" my @rse.
you call less than 50p a day rocket? bend over and take it like men instead of whinging about pennies
[quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions. "Greenest government ever…" my @rse.[/p][/quote]you call less than 50p a day rocket? bend over and take it like men instead of whinging about pennies asbo industries inc
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2:22pm Thu 3 Jan 13

asbo industries inc says...

howironic wrote:
smiffy1980 wrote:
howironic wrote:
smiffy1980 wrote: if you dont like it, dont use the trains. Find a job local to you and not worry about the trains. For those who moan about the £100 or so raise on your commute to london. Then how about cut costs elsewhere to compensate for the rise in rail fares .Perhaps cut back on your daily latte or take lunch in, instead of the daily visit to Pret. Just an idea !!!
So everyone in London earns mega money and buys their latte and lunch do they? Pr1ck
LOL - Clearly didnt read my post did you, you mug. I said PERHAPS cut back................


Everyone has something that they can cut back on to compensate. Whether it be the daily latte, the trip to the expensive sandwich shop, the 10 fags they buy or the odd pint at lunch.

And yes, most people working in London earn higher than the average wage, Thats why you choose a job in London as apposed to local. The potential for higher earnings is there. Dont try and tell me otherwise.
And if there isn't anything else to cut back on? So stand by my comment!

Do you know that a lot of back office jobs only pay around £15k a year and is not much more than locally, but some people have no choice to travel to London as that is the only place they can find work, rather than ponce off the dole like others, but its becoming more more worthless. There you moron!!
the teaboy who makes tea for the teaboy gets paid more than that.
[quote][p][bold]howironic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smiffy1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]howironic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smiffy1980[/bold] wrote: if you dont like it, dont use the trains. Find a job local to you and not worry about the trains. For those who moan about the £100 or so raise on your commute to london. Then how about cut costs elsewhere to compensate for the rise in rail fares .Perhaps cut back on your daily latte or take lunch in, instead of the daily visit to Pret. Just an idea !!![/p][/quote]So everyone in London earns mega money and buys their latte and lunch do they? Pr1ck[/p][/quote]LOL - Clearly didnt read my post did you, you mug. I said PERHAPS cut back................ Everyone has something that they can cut back on to compensate. Whether it be the daily latte, the trip to the expensive sandwich shop, the 10 fags they buy or the odd pint at lunch. And yes, most people working in London earn higher than the average wage, Thats why you choose a job in London as apposed to local. The potential for higher earnings is there. Dont try and tell me otherwise.[/p][/quote]And if there isn't anything else to cut back on? So stand by my comment! Do you know that a lot of back office jobs only pay around £15k a year and is not much more than locally, but some people have no choice to travel to London as that is the only place they can find work, rather than ponce off the dole like others, but its becoming more more worthless. There you moron!![/p][/quote]the teaboy who makes tea for the teaboy gets paid more than that. asbo industries inc
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3:39pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Alekhine says...

asbo industries inc wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote: Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions. "Greenest government ever…" my @rse.
you call less than 50p a day rocket? bend over and take it like men instead of whinging about pennies
There have been inflation busting fare rises on the railway for the last 10 years!

Can you explain just what the taxpayer is getting back in return for the reduction of their investment in the railways?
[quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions. "Greenest government ever…" my @rse.[/p][/quote]you call less than 50p a day rocket? bend over and take it like men instead of whinging about pennies[/p][/quote]There have been inflation busting fare rises on the railway for the last 10 years! Can you explain just what the taxpayer is getting back in return for the reduction of their investment in the railways? Alekhine
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4:05pm Thu 3 Jan 13

asbo industries inc says...

Alekhine wrote:
asbo industries inc wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote: Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions. "Greenest government ever…" my @rse.
you call less than 50p a day rocket? bend over and take it like men instead of whinging about pennies
There have been inflation busting fare rises on the railway for the last 10 years!

Can you explain just what the taxpayer is getting back in return for the reduction of their investment in the railways?
not sure i understand your question but the c2c rail user gets an excellent service, without question light years ahead of anything british rail ever offered.
[quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions. "Greenest government ever…" my @rse.[/p][/quote]you call less than 50p a day rocket? bend over and take it like men instead of whinging about pennies[/p][/quote]There have been inflation busting fare rises on the railway for the last 10 years! Can you explain just what the taxpayer is getting back in return for the reduction of their investment in the railways?[/p][/quote]not sure i understand your question but the c2c rail user gets an excellent service, without question light years ahead of anything british rail ever offered. asbo industries inc
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4:10pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

asbo industries inc wrote:
Alekhine wrote:
asbo industries inc wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote: Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions. "Greenest government ever…" my @rse.
you call less than 50p a day rocket? bend over and take it like men instead of whinging about pennies
There have been inflation busting fare rises on the railway for the last 10 years!

Can you explain just what the taxpayer is getting back in return for the reduction of their investment in the railways?
not sure i understand your question but the c2c rail user gets an excellent service, without question light years ahead of anything british rail ever offered.
And the National Express East Anglia run Southend - Liverpool St line? With their cattle truck trains? What are commuters getting there?
[quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions. "Greenest government ever…" my @rse.[/p][/quote]you call less than 50p a day rocket? bend over and take it like men instead of whinging about pennies[/p][/quote]There have been inflation busting fare rises on the railway for the last 10 years! Can you explain just what the taxpayer is getting back in return for the reduction of their investment in the railways?[/p][/quote]not sure i understand your question but the c2c rail user gets an excellent service, without question light years ahead of anything british rail ever offered.[/p][/quote]And the National Express East Anglia run Southend - Liverpool St line? With their cattle truck trains? What are commuters getting there? Shoebury_Cyclist
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4:16pm Thu 3 Jan 13

asbo industries inc says...

Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
asbo industries inc wrote:
Alekhine wrote:
asbo industries inc wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote: Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions. "Greenest government ever…" my @rse.
you call less than 50p a day rocket? bend over and take it like men instead of whinging about pennies
There have been inflation busting fare rises on the railway for the last 10 years!

Can you explain just what the taxpayer is getting back in return for the reduction of their investment in the railways?
not sure i understand your question but the c2c rail user gets an excellent service, without question light years ahead of anything british rail ever offered.
And the National Express East Anglia run Southend - Liverpool St line? With their cattle truck trains? What are commuters getting there?
i often use the liverpool street line and have had no complaints. if you get on at southend victoria or prittlewell the alternative is walk to southend central.
[quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions. "Greenest government ever…" my @rse.[/p][/quote]you call less than 50p a day rocket? bend over and take it like men instead of whinging about pennies[/p][/quote]There have been inflation busting fare rises on the railway for the last 10 years! Can you explain just what the taxpayer is getting back in return for the reduction of their investment in the railways?[/p][/quote]not sure i understand your question but the c2c rail user gets an excellent service, without question light years ahead of anything british rail ever offered.[/p][/quote]And the National Express East Anglia run Southend - Liverpool St line? With their cattle truck trains? What are commuters getting there?[/p][/quote]i often use the liverpool street line and have had no complaints. if you get on at southend victoria or prittlewell the alternative is walk to southend central. asbo industries inc
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4:22pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Essex Medja says...

Nebs wrote:
jolllyboy wrote:
No heating on trains, not enough seats, lifts not always working. Not always manned for assistance. What exactly are we paying for. is it now a ghost service ?
Look on the bright side, taxpayers are contributing a third of the costs of running the railway. Or to put it another way, the fares need to go up another 50 percent before you are paying the full cost of your transport. All those who cycle to work are still contributing to the price of your ticket through their taxes, and that is why there should be tax relief for the cost of a bicycle if you use it to cycle to work.
Most sensible post so far on this thread. Rail users you still have another 30% fare rises to look forward to.
.
It is government policy Lib/Lab/Con that your travel is not subsidised by the taxpayer.
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: No heating on trains, not enough seats, lifts not always working. Not always manned for assistance. What exactly are we paying for. is it now a ghost service ?[/p][/quote]Look on the bright side, taxpayers are contributing a third of the costs of running the railway. Or to put it another way, the fares need to go up another 50 percent before you are paying the full cost of your transport. All those who cycle to work are still contributing to the price of your ticket through their taxes, and that is why there should be tax relief for the cost of a bicycle if you use it to cycle to work.[/p][/quote]Most sensible post so far on this thread. Rail users you still have another 30% fare rises to look forward to. . It is government policy Lib/Lab/Con that your travel is not subsidised by the taxpayer. Essex Medja
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4:23pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Essex Medja says...

Nebs wrote:
jolllyboy wrote:
No heating on trains, not enough seats, lifts not always working. Not always manned for assistance. What exactly are we paying for. is it now a ghost service ?
Look on the bright side, taxpayers are contributing a third of the costs of running the railway. Or to put it another way, the fares need to go up another 50 percent before you are paying the full cost of your transport. All those who cycle to work are still contributing to the price of your ticket through their taxes, and that is why there should be tax relief for the cost of a bicycle if you use it to cycle to work.
Most sensible post so far on this thread. Rail users you still have another 30% fare rises to look forward to.
.
It is government policy Lib/Lab/Con that your travel is not subsidised by the taxpayer.
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: No heating on trains, not enough seats, lifts not always working. Not always manned for assistance. What exactly are we paying for. is it now a ghost service ?[/p][/quote]Look on the bright side, taxpayers are contributing a third of the costs of running the railway. Or to put it another way, the fares need to go up another 50 percent before you are paying the full cost of your transport. All those who cycle to work are still contributing to the price of your ticket through their taxes, and that is why there should be tax relief for the cost of a bicycle if you use it to cycle to work.[/p][/quote]Most sensible post so far on this thread. Rail users you still have another 30% fare rises to look forward to. . It is government policy Lib/Lab/Con that your travel is not subsidised by the taxpayer. Essex Medja
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4:31pm Thu 3 Jan 13

mys842 says...

Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
asbo industries inc wrote:
Alekhine wrote:
asbo industries inc wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote: Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions. "Greenest government ever…" my @rse.
you call less than 50p a day rocket? bend over and take it like men instead of whinging about pennies
There have been inflation busting fare rises on the railway for the last 10 years! Can you explain just what the taxpayer is getting back in return for the reduction of their investment in the railways?
not sure i understand your question but the c2c rail user gets an excellent service, without question light years ahead of anything british rail ever offered.
And the National Express East Anglia run Southend - Liverpool St line? With their cattle truck trains? What are commuters getting there?
Small point but National Express no longer run this line, it's run by Abellio and is called "Greater Anglia". As far as I'm aware, it's no greater than before though!
[quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions. "Greenest government ever…" my @rse.[/p][/quote]you call less than 50p a day rocket? bend over and take it like men instead of whinging about pennies[/p][/quote]There have been inflation busting fare rises on the railway for the last 10 years! Can you explain just what the taxpayer is getting back in return for the reduction of their investment in the railways?[/p][/quote]not sure i understand your question but the c2c rail user gets an excellent service, without question light years ahead of anything british rail ever offered.[/p][/quote]And the National Express East Anglia run Southend - Liverpool St line? With their cattle truck trains? What are commuters getting there?[/p][/quote]Small point but National Express no longer run this line, it's run by Abellio and is called "Greater Anglia". As far as I'm aware, it's no greater than before though! mys842
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4:36pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Alekhine says...

asbo industries inc wrote:
Alekhine wrote:
asbo industries inc wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote: Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions. "Greenest government ever…" my @rse.
you call less than 50p a day rocket? bend over and take it like men instead of whinging about pennies
There have been inflation busting fare rises on the railway for the last 10 years! Can you explain just what the taxpayer is getting back in return for the reduction of their investment in the railways?
not sure i understand your question but the c2c rail user gets an excellent service, without question light years ahead of anything british rail ever offered.
Yes, C2C are good. But why does the price keep ON going up above inflation? I understand this is a government effort to reduce rail subsidy but all the public get are "stories" about future investment.
Meatime there is nothing going back into the pockets of non-train using taxpayers is there?
[quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions. "Greenest government ever…" my @rse.[/p][/quote]you call less than 50p a day rocket? bend over and take it like men instead of whinging about pennies[/p][/quote]There have been inflation busting fare rises on the railway for the last 10 years! Can you explain just what the taxpayer is getting back in return for the reduction of their investment in the railways?[/p][/quote]not sure i understand your question but the c2c rail user gets an excellent service, without question light years ahead of anything british rail ever offered.[/p][/quote]Yes, C2C are good. But why does the price keep ON going up above inflation? I understand this is a government effort to reduce rail subsidy but all the public get are "stories" about future investment. Meatime there is nothing going back into the pockets of non-train using taxpayers is there? Alekhine
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4:47pm Thu 3 Jan 13

asbo industries inc says...

Alekhine wrote:
asbo industries inc wrote:
Alekhine wrote:
asbo industries inc wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote: Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions. "Greenest government ever…" my @rse.
you call less than 50p a day rocket? bend over and take it like men instead of whinging about pennies
There have been inflation busting fare rises on the railway for the last 10 years! Can you explain just what the taxpayer is getting back in return for the reduction of their investment in the railways?
not sure i understand your question but the c2c rail user gets an excellent service, without question light years ahead of anything british rail ever offered.
Yes, C2C are good. But why does the price keep ON going up above inflation? I understand this is a government effort to reduce rail subsidy but all the public get are "stories" about future investment.
Meatime there is nothing going back into the pockets of non-train using taxpayers is there?
transport costs rise faster than the rate of inflation because the raw materials of transport (energy) rise faster than the rate of inflation. want to know why energy costs only go up - look no further than the US central bank and its satanic money printing. why should the taxpayer subsidise 200k pa bankers to get to and from work anyway?
[quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions. "Greenest government ever…" my @rse.[/p][/quote]you call less than 50p a day rocket? bend over and take it like men instead of whinging about pennies[/p][/quote]There have been inflation busting fare rises on the railway for the last 10 years! Can you explain just what the taxpayer is getting back in return for the reduction of their investment in the railways?[/p][/quote]not sure i understand your question but the c2c rail user gets an excellent service, without question light years ahead of anything british rail ever offered.[/p][/quote]Yes, C2C are good. But why does the price keep ON going up above inflation? I understand this is a government effort to reduce rail subsidy but all the public get are "stories" about future investment. Meatime there is nothing going back into the pockets of non-train using taxpayers is there?[/p][/quote]transport costs rise faster than the rate of inflation because the raw materials of transport (energy) rise faster than the rate of inflation. want to know why energy costs only go up - look no further than the US central bank and its satanic money printing. why should the taxpayer subsidise 200k pa bankers to get to and from work anyway? asbo industries inc
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4:55pm Thu 3 Jan 13

asbo industries inc says...

or do the bankers need yet another bailout (no) thanks gordon and tony?
or do the bankers need yet another bailout (no) thanks gordon and tony? asbo industries inc
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5:00pm Thu 3 Jan 13

asbo industries inc says...

JessyJar wrote:
Carnabackable wrote:
JessyJar wrote:
Greater Anglia is a disgrace of a trainline.

Countless time's the trains have been cancelled with no reason, countless times there has been signal failure..

The seats are disgusting (when you actually manage to get one) Thankfully i'm quite skinny so the size isn't to big a problem.. until some fat f*ck sits down and takes up two seats and you're left standing after spending a fortune.

If we're paying all this money..the trains should be refurbished and more carriages added during peak times.
It is annoying enough getting on at stratford and the train is crammed full of people.. But that doesn't come close to how angry i feel when my train is cancelled.. i stand there for another 20 minutes and then the smallest train in the world arrives and you're squashed in like sardines.

Total joke and I can't believe they have the audacity to put it up every year.

paid out £3540 in november for an annual ticket... not even into zone 1.. and my gold card discount only applies off peak?! Disgusting.
You can always get into your car......
Who says I have a car? knob head.


however no I can't just "get into my car" because as a young female driver my car insurance is now going up, so i'll be forking out more on that come June time when my insurance is up for renewal.

Oh and the ever increasing costs of petrol will add up to the equivalent if not more than the trains, plus the wearing of my tyres, the mileage on my car.. driving into london, sitting in traffic burning through petrol, so i can pay out more.
Oh paying for parking too at work :)
why don't you cheer yourself up with a venti latte?
[quote][p][bold]JessyJar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JessyJar[/bold] wrote: Greater Anglia is a disgrace of a trainline. Countless time's the trains have been cancelled with no reason, countless times there has been signal failure.. The seats are disgusting (when you actually manage to get one) Thankfully i'm quite skinny so the size isn't to big a problem.. until some fat f*ck sits down and takes up two seats and you're left standing after spending a fortune. If we're paying all this money..the trains should be refurbished and more carriages added during peak times. It is annoying enough getting on at stratford and the train is crammed full of people.. But that doesn't come close to how angry i feel when my train is cancelled.. i stand there for another 20 minutes and then the smallest train in the world arrives and you're squashed in like sardines. Total joke and I can't believe they have the audacity to put it up every year. paid out £3540 in november for an annual ticket... not even into zone 1.. and my gold card discount only applies off peak?! Disgusting.[/p][/quote]You can always get into your car......[/p][/quote]Who says I have a car? knob head. however no I can't just "get into my car" because as a young female driver my car insurance is now going up, so i'll be forking out more on that come June time when my insurance is up for renewal. Oh and the ever increasing costs of petrol will add up to the equivalent if not more than the trains, plus the wearing of my tyres, the mileage on my car.. driving into london, sitting in traffic burning through petrol, so i can pay out more. Oh paying for parking too at work :)[/p][/quote]why don't you cheer yourself up with a venti latte? asbo industries inc
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5:06pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

asbo industries inc wrote:
Alekhine wrote:
asbo industries inc wrote:
Alekhine wrote:
asbo industries inc wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote: Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions. "Greenest government ever…" my @rse.
you call less than 50p a day rocket? bend over and take it like men instead of whinging about pennies
There have been inflation busting fare rises on the railway for the last 10 years! Can you explain just what the taxpayer is getting back in return for the reduction of their investment in the railways?
not sure i understand your question but the c2c rail user gets an excellent service, without question light years ahead of anything british rail ever offered.
Yes, C2C are good. But why does the price keep ON going up above inflation? I understand this is a government effort to reduce rail subsidy but all the public get are "stories" about future investment.
Meatime there is nothing going back into the pockets of non-train using taxpayers is there?
transport costs rise faster than the rate of inflation because the raw materials of transport (energy) rise faster than the rate of inflation. want to know why energy costs only go up - look no further than the US central bank and its satanic money printing. why should the taxpayer subsidise 200k pa bankers to get to and from work anyway?
Not everyone who commutes is a '200k banker'.
[quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions. "Greenest government ever…" my @rse.[/p][/quote]you call less than 50p a day rocket? bend over and take it like men instead of whinging about pennies[/p][/quote]There have been inflation busting fare rises on the railway for the last 10 years! Can you explain just what the taxpayer is getting back in return for the reduction of their investment in the railways?[/p][/quote]not sure i understand your question but the c2c rail user gets an excellent service, without question light years ahead of anything british rail ever offered.[/p][/quote]Yes, C2C are good. But why does the price keep ON going up above inflation? I understand this is a government effort to reduce rail subsidy but all the public get are "stories" about future investment. Meatime there is nothing going back into the pockets of non-train using taxpayers is there?[/p][/quote]transport costs rise faster than the rate of inflation because the raw materials of transport (energy) rise faster than the rate of inflation. want to know why energy costs only go up - look no further than the US central bank and its satanic money printing. why should the taxpayer subsidise 200k pa bankers to get to and from work anyway?[/p][/quote]Not everyone who commutes is a '200k banker'. Shoebury_Cyclist
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5:11pm Thu 3 Jan 13

asbo industries inc says...

Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
asbo industries inc wrote:
Alekhine wrote:
asbo industries inc wrote:
Alekhine wrote:
asbo industries inc wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote: Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions. "Greenest government ever…" my @rse.
you call less than 50p a day rocket? bend over and take it like men instead of whinging about pennies
There have been inflation busting fare rises on the railway for the last 10 years! Can you explain just what the taxpayer is getting back in return for the reduction of their investment in the railways?
not sure i understand your question but the c2c rail user gets an excellent service, without question light years ahead of anything british rail ever offered.
Yes, C2C are good. But why does the price keep ON going up above inflation? I understand this is a government effort to reduce rail subsidy but all the public get are "stories" about future investment.
Meatime there is nothing going back into the pockets of non-train using taxpayers is there?
transport costs rise faster than the rate of inflation because the raw materials of transport (energy) rise faster than the rate of inflation. want to know why energy costs only go up - look no further than the US central bank and its satanic money printing. why should the taxpayer subsidise 200k pa bankers to get to and from work anyway?
Not everyone who commutes is a '200k banker'.
of course not but most people who get on the train every day earn significantly more than the average wage and there are plenty of 200k plus bankers too.
[quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions. "Greenest government ever…" my @rse.[/p][/quote]you call less than 50p a day rocket? bend over and take it like men instead of whinging about pennies[/p][/quote]There have been inflation busting fare rises on the railway for the last 10 years! Can you explain just what the taxpayer is getting back in return for the reduction of their investment in the railways?[/p][/quote]not sure i understand your question but the c2c rail user gets an excellent service, without question light years ahead of anything british rail ever offered.[/p][/quote]Yes, C2C are good. But why does the price keep ON going up above inflation? I understand this is a government effort to reduce rail subsidy but all the public get are "stories" about future investment. Meatime there is nothing going back into the pockets of non-train using taxpayers is there?[/p][/quote]transport costs rise faster than the rate of inflation because the raw materials of transport (energy) rise faster than the rate of inflation. want to know why energy costs only go up - look no further than the US central bank and its satanic money printing. why should the taxpayer subsidise 200k pa bankers to get to and from work anyway?[/p][/quote]Not everyone who commutes is a '200k banker'.[/p][/quote]of course not but most people who get on the train every day earn significantly more than the average wage and there are plenty of 200k plus bankers too. asbo industries inc
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11:19pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Nebs says...

asbo industries inc wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
asbo industries inc wrote:
Alekhine wrote:
asbo industries inc wrote:
Alekhine wrote:
asbo industries inc wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote: Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions. "Greenest government ever…" my @rse.
you call less than 50p a day rocket? bend over and take it like men instead of whinging about pennies
There have been inflation busting fare rises on the railway for the last 10 years! Can you explain just what the taxpayer is getting back in return for the reduction of their investment in the railways?
not sure i understand your question but the c2c rail user gets an excellent service, without question light years ahead of anything british rail ever offered.
Yes, C2C are good. But why does the price keep ON going up above inflation? I understand this is a government effort to reduce rail subsidy but all the public get are "stories" about future investment.
Meatime there is nothing going back into the pockets of non-train using taxpayers is there?
transport costs rise faster than the rate of inflation because the raw materials of transport (energy) rise faster than the rate of inflation. want to know why energy costs only go up - look no further than the US central bank and its satanic money printing. why should the taxpayer subsidise 200k pa bankers to get to and from work anyway?
Not everyone who commutes is a '200k banker'.
of course not but most people who get on the train every day earn significantly more than the average wage and there are plenty of 200k plus bankers too.
Everyone who commutes is subsidised by everyone who doesn't commute.
[quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asbo industries inc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: Train fares rocket, meanwhile driving is subsidised to the tune of £billions. "Greenest government ever…" my @rse.[/p][/quote]you call less than 50p a day rocket? bend over and take it like men instead of whinging about pennies[/p][/quote]There have been inflation busting fare rises on the railway for the last 10 years! Can you explain just what the taxpayer is getting back in return for the reduction of their investment in the railways?[/p][/quote]not sure i understand your question but the c2c rail user gets an excellent service, without question light years ahead of anything british rail ever offered.[/p][/quote]Yes, C2C are good. But why does the price keep ON going up above inflation? I understand this is a government effort to reduce rail subsidy but all the public get are "stories" about future investment. Meatime there is nothing going back into the pockets of non-train using taxpayers is there?[/p][/quote]transport costs rise faster than the rate of inflation because the raw materials of transport (energy) rise faster than the rate of inflation. want to know why energy costs only go up - look no further than the US central bank and its satanic money printing. why should the taxpayer subsidise 200k pa bankers to get to and from work anyway?[/p][/quote]Not everyone who commutes is a '200k banker'.[/p][/quote]of course not but most people who get on the train every day earn significantly more than the average wage and there are plenty of 200k plus bankers too.[/p][/quote]Everyone who commutes is subsidised by everyone who doesn't commute. Nebs
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11:42pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

A measly 4% increase, you lot are lucky.
A measly 4% increase, you lot are lucky. Carnabackable
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9:08am Fri 4 Jan 13

Shoot Ferals says...

Jeez, and I moan about about paying $3.90 (2 quid) for a 40km return fare in Perth Australia and I'm a $354,000 banker. Still It must take shed loads of computors to work out if its the right type of snow on the lines...or leaves...or just **** planning, stop moaning, get some qualifications and move to Oz, just not Perth eh!
Jeez, and I moan about about paying $3.90 (2 quid) for a 40km return fare in Perth Australia and I'm a $354,000 banker. Still It must take shed loads of computors to work out if its the right type of snow on the lines...or leaves...or just **** planning, stop moaning, get some qualifications and move to Oz, just not Perth eh! Shoot Ferals
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9:31am Fri 4 Jan 13

asbo industries inc says...

Shoot Ferals wrote:
Jeez, and I moan about about paying $3.90 (2 quid) for a 40km return fare in Perth Australia and I'm a $354,000 banker. Still It must take shed loads of computors to work out if its the right type of snow on the lines...or leaves...or just **** planning, stop moaning, get some qualifications and move to Oz, just not Perth eh!
nah...the aussie's too expensive. anyway hard times are coming to a town near you soon.
[quote][p][bold]Shoot Ferals[/bold] wrote: Jeez, and I moan about about paying $3.90 (2 quid) for a 40km return fare in Perth Australia and I'm a $354,000 banker. Still It must take shed loads of computors to work out if its the right type of snow on the lines...or leaves...or just **** planning, stop moaning, get some qualifications and move to Oz, just not Perth eh![/p][/quote]nah...the aussie's too expensive. anyway hard times are coming to a town near you soon. asbo industries inc
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9:46am Fri 4 Jan 13

Jodaius says...

Essex Medja wrote:
Nebs wrote:
jolllyboy wrote:
No heating on trains, not enough seats, lifts not always working. Not always manned for assistance. What exactly are we paying for. is it now a ghost service ?
Look on the bright side, taxpayers are contributing a third of the costs of running the railway. Or to put it another way, the fares need to go up another 50 percent before you are paying the full cost of your transport. All those who cycle to work are still contributing to the price of your ticket through their taxes, and that is why there should be tax relief for the cost of a bicycle if you use it to cycle to work.
Most sensible post so far on this thread. Rail users you still have another 30% fare rises to look forward to.
.
It is government policy Lib/Lab/Con that your travel is not subsidised by the taxpayer.
Don't understand this argument at all.

Benefits are funded by the taxpayer, but not everyone gets any.

Health care is funded by the taxpayer, but not everyone uses it.

Roads are funded by the taxpayer, but not everyone owns a car.

Universities are subsidised by the taxpayer, but not everyone has a university education.

This is the way the public sector works in this country. Why should rail travel be different? Or are you suggesting that all public services should only be paid for by those that use them? (And I realise that rail services are privatised, but they still form a vital part of our public infrastructure).

The real problem here is that the government has absolutely no control over the spiralling costs of the rail industry - this is why I believe we have the most expensive railways per mile in Europe, and until the government gets a grip then rail travel will continue to cost both commuters and taxpayers more than it should.
[quote][p][bold]Essex Medja[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: No heating on trains, not enough seats, lifts not always working. Not always manned for assistance. What exactly are we paying for. is it now a ghost service ?[/p][/quote]Look on the bright side, taxpayers are contributing a third of the costs of running the railway. Or to put it another way, the fares need to go up another 50 percent before you are paying the full cost of your transport. All those who cycle to work are still contributing to the price of your ticket through their taxes, and that is why there should be tax relief for the cost of a bicycle if you use it to cycle to work.[/p][/quote]Most sensible post so far on this thread. Rail users you still have another 30% fare rises to look forward to. . It is government policy Lib/Lab/Con that your travel is not subsidised by the taxpayer.[/p][/quote]Don't understand this argument at all. Benefits are funded by the taxpayer, but not everyone gets any. Health care is funded by the taxpayer, but not everyone uses it. Roads are funded by the taxpayer, but not everyone owns a car. Universities are subsidised by the taxpayer, but not everyone has a university education. This is the way the public sector works in this country. Why should rail travel be different? Or are you suggesting that all public services should only be paid for by those that use them? (And I realise that rail services are privatised, but they still form a vital part of our public infrastructure). The real problem here is that the government has absolutely no control over the spiralling costs of the rail industry - this is why I believe we have the most expensive railways per mile in Europe, and until the government gets a grip then rail travel will continue to cost both commuters and taxpayers more than it should. Jodaius
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11:55am Fri 4 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

JessyJar wrote:
Carnabackable wrote:
JessyJar wrote:
Greater Anglia is a disgrace of a trainline.

Countless time's the trains have been cancelled with no reason, countless times there has been signal failure..

The seats are disgusting (when you actually manage to get one) Thankfully i'm quite skinny so the size isn't to big a problem.. until some fat f*ck sits down and takes up two seats and you're left standing after spending a fortune.

If we're paying all this money..the trains should be refurbished and more carriages added during peak times.
It is annoying enough getting on at stratford and the train is crammed full of people.. But that doesn't come close to how angry i feel when my train is cancelled.. i stand there for another 20 minutes and then the smallest train in the world arrives and you're squashed in like sardines.

Total joke and I can't believe they have the audacity to put it up every year.

paid out £3540 in november for an annual ticket... not even into zone 1.. and my gold card discount only applies off peak?! Disgusting.
You can always get into your car......
Who says I have a car? knob head.


however no I can't just "get into my car" because as a young female driver my car insurance is now going up, so i'll be forking out more on that come June time when my insurance is up for renewal.

Oh and the ever increasing costs of petrol will add up to the equivalent if not more than the trains, plus the wearing of my tyres, the mileage on my car.. driving into london, sitting in traffic burning through petrol, so i can pay out more.
Oh paying for parking too at work :)
High time these women paid a fair share of the motor insurances, so many accidents of late, with women on their i phones, texting on phones, talking on phones, I say double the insurance for any caught.....
[quote][p][bold]JessyJar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JessyJar[/bold] wrote: Greater Anglia is a disgrace of a trainline. Countless time's the trains have been cancelled with no reason, countless times there has been signal failure.. The seats are disgusting (when you actually manage to get one) Thankfully i'm quite skinny so the size isn't to big a problem.. until some fat f*ck sits down and takes up two seats and you're left standing after spending a fortune. If we're paying all this money..the trains should be refurbished and more carriages added during peak times. It is annoying enough getting on at stratford and the train is crammed full of people.. But that doesn't come close to how angry i feel when my train is cancelled.. i stand there for another 20 minutes and then the smallest train in the world arrives and you're squashed in like sardines. Total joke and I can't believe they have the audacity to put it up every year. paid out £3540 in november for an annual ticket... not even into zone 1.. and my gold card discount only applies off peak?! Disgusting.[/p][/quote]You can always get into your car......[/p][/quote]Who says I have a car? knob head. however no I can't just "get into my car" because as a young female driver my car insurance is now going up, so i'll be forking out more on that come June time when my insurance is up for renewal. Oh and the ever increasing costs of petrol will add up to the equivalent if not more than the trains, plus the wearing of my tyres, the mileage on my car.. driving into london, sitting in traffic burning through petrol, so i can pay out more. Oh paying for parking too at work :)[/p][/quote]High time these women paid a fair share of the motor insurances, so many accidents of late, with women on their i phones, texting on phones, talking on phones, I say double the insurance for any caught..... Carnabackable
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2:37pm Fri 4 Jan 13

JessyJar says...

Carnabackable wrote:
JessyJar wrote:
Carnabackable wrote:
JessyJar wrote:
Greater Anglia is a disgrace of a trainline.

Countless time's the trains have been cancelled with no reason, countless times there has been signal failure..

The seats are disgusting (when you actually manage to get one) Thankfully i'm quite skinny so the size isn't to big a problem.. until some fat f*ck sits down and takes up two seats and you're left standing after spending a fortune.

If we're paying all this money..the trains should be refurbished and more carriages added during peak times.
It is annoying enough getting on at stratford and the train is crammed full of people.. But that doesn't come close to how angry i feel when my train is cancelled.. i stand there for another 20 minutes and then the smallest train in the world arrives and you're squashed in like sardines.

Total joke and I can't believe they have the audacity to put it up every year.

paid out £3540 in november for an annual ticket... not even into zone 1.. and my gold card discount only applies off peak?! Disgusting.
You can always get into your car......
Who says I have a car? knob head.


however no I can't just "get into my car" because as a young female driver my car insurance is now going up, so i'll be forking out more on that come June time when my insurance is up for renewal.

Oh and the ever increasing costs of petrol will add up to the equivalent if not more than the trains, plus the wearing of my tyres, the mileage on my car.. driving into london, sitting in traffic burning through petrol, so i can pay out more.
Oh paying for parking too at work :)
High time these women paid a fair share of the motor insurances, so many accidents of late, with women on their i phones, texting on phones, talking on phones, I say double the insurance for any caught.....
why not bring the male insurance down?
it's not just women who are on their phones ****.. men are aswell.

Boy racers down southend on sea should have their insurance doubled.
[quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JessyJar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JessyJar[/bold] wrote: Greater Anglia is a disgrace of a trainline. Countless time's the trains have been cancelled with no reason, countless times there has been signal failure.. The seats are disgusting (when you actually manage to get one) Thankfully i'm quite skinny so the size isn't to big a problem.. until some fat f*ck sits down and takes up two seats and you're left standing after spending a fortune. If we're paying all this money..the trains should be refurbished and more carriages added during peak times. It is annoying enough getting on at stratford and the train is crammed full of people.. But that doesn't come close to how angry i feel when my train is cancelled.. i stand there for another 20 minutes and then the smallest train in the world arrives and you're squashed in like sardines. Total joke and I can't believe they have the audacity to put it up every year. paid out £3540 in november for an annual ticket... not even into zone 1.. and my gold card discount only applies off peak?! Disgusting.[/p][/quote]You can always get into your car......[/p][/quote]Who says I have a car? knob head. however no I can't just "get into my car" because as a young female driver my car insurance is now going up, so i'll be forking out more on that come June time when my insurance is up for renewal. Oh and the ever increasing costs of petrol will add up to the equivalent if not more than the trains, plus the wearing of my tyres, the mileage on my car.. driving into london, sitting in traffic burning through petrol, so i can pay out more. Oh paying for parking too at work :)[/p][/quote]High time these women paid a fair share of the motor insurances, so many accidents of late, with women on their i phones, texting on phones, talking on phones, I say double the insurance for any caught.....[/p][/quote]why not bring the male insurance down? it's not just women who are on their phones ****.. men are aswell. Boy racers down southend on sea should have their insurance doubled. JessyJar
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9:52pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Shoot Ferals says...

Mr Asbo....
I take it....
a) Your living here to make that statement.
b) Your qualified to make that statement.
c) You belive everything you read and are told by you're loony left wing comrades in arms.
Pull your head out of the essex mire and breath the fresh (ish) air around you; you'll be amazed at what Oxygen can do for the grey cells.
Mr Asbo.... I take it.... a) Your living here to make that statement. b) Your qualified to make that statement. c) You belive everything you read and are told by you're loony left wing comrades in arms. Pull your head out of the essex mire and breath the fresh (ish) air around you; you'll be amazed at what Oxygen can do for the grey cells. Shoot Ferals
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11:06pm Fri 4 Jan 13

asbo. just the truth says...

Shoot Ferals wrote:
Mr Asbo....
I take it....
a) Your living here to make that statement.
b) Your qualified to make that statement.
c) You belive everything you read and are told by you're loony left wing comrades in arms.
Pull your head out of the essex mire and breath the fresh (ish) air around you; you'll be amazed at what Oxygen can do for the grey cells.
if your answer was b) you were correct.
[quote][p][bold]Shoot Ferals[/bold] wrote: Mr Asbo.... I take it.... a) Your living here to make that statement. b) Your qualified to make that statement. c) You belive everything you read and are told by you're loony left wing comrades in arms. Pull your head out of the essex mire and breath the fresh (ish) air around you; you'll be amazed at what Oxygen can do for the grey cells.[/p][/quote]if your answer was b) you were correct. asbo. just the truth
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11:10pm Fri 4 Jan 13

asbo. just the truth says...

lemme guess...you were "the wall" in a previous incarnation?
lemme guess...you were "the wall" in a previous incarnation? asbo. just the truth
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6:56am Sat 5 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

JessyJar wrote:
Carnabackable wrote:
JessyJar wrote:
Carnabackable wrote:
JessyJar wrote:
Greater Anglia is a disgrace of a trainline.

Countless time's the trains have been cancelled with no reason, countless times there has been signal failure..

The seats are disgusting (when you actually manage to get one) Thankfully i'm quite skinny so the size isn't to big a problem.. until some fat f*ck sits down and takes up two seats and you're left standing after spending a fortune.

If we're paying all this money..the trains should be refurbished and more carriages added during peak times.
It is annoying enough getting on at stratford and the train is crammed full of people.. But that doesn't come close to how angry i feel when my train is cancelled.. i stand there for another 20 minutes and then the smallest train in the world arrives and you're squashed in like sardines.

Total joke and I can't believe they have the audacity to put it up every year.

paid out £3540 in november for an annual ticket... not even into zone 1.. and my gold card discount only applies off peak?! Disgusting.
You can always get into your car......
Who says I have a car? knob head.


however no I can't just "get into my car" because as a young female driver my car insurance is now going up, so i'll be forking out more on that come June time when my insurance is up for renewal.

Oh and the ever increasing costs of petrol will add up to the equivalent if not more than the trains, plus the wearing of my tyres, the mileage on my car.. driving into london, sitting in traffic burning through petrol, so i can pay out more.
Oh paying for parking too at work :)
High time these women paid a fair share of the motor insurances, so many accidents of late, with women on their i phones, texting on phones, talking on phones, I say double the insurance for any caught.....
why not bring the male insurance down?
it's not just women who are on their phones ****.. men are aswell.

Boy racers down southend on sea should have their insurance doubled.
Two wrongs don't make a right....
[quote][p][bold]JessyJar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JessyJar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JessyJar[/bold] wrote: Greater Anglia is a disgrace of a trainline. Countless time's the trains have been cancelled with no reason, countless times there has been signal failure.. The seats are disgusting (when you actually manage to get one) Thankfully i'm quite skinny so the size isn't to big a problem.. until some fat f*ck sits down and takes up two seats and you're left standing after spending a fortune. If we're paying all this money..the trains should be refurbished and more carriages added during peak times. It is annoying enough getting on at stratford and the train is crammed full of people.. But that doesn't come close to how angry i feel when my train is cancelled.. i stand there for another 20 minutes and then the smallest train in the world arrives and you're squashed in like sardines. Total joke and I can't believe they have the audacity to put it up every year. paid out £3540 in november for an annual ticket... not even into zone 1.. and my gold card discount only applies off peak?! Disgusting.[/p][/quote]You can always get into your car......[/p][/quote]Who says I have a car? knob head. however no I can't just "get into my car" because as a young female driver my car insurance is now going up, so i'll be forking out more on that come June time when my insurance is up for renewal. Oh and the ever increasing costs of petrol will add up to the equivalent if not more than the trains, plus the wearing of my tyres, the mileage on my car.. driving into london, sitting in traffic burning through petrol, so i can pay out more. Oh paying for parking too at work :)[/p][/quote]High time these women paid a fair share of the motor insurances, so many accidents of late, with women on their i phones, texting on phones, talking on phones, I say double the insurance for any caught.....[/p][/quote]why not bring the male insurance down? it's not just women who are on their phones ****.. men are aswell. Boy racers down southend on sea should have their insurance doubled.[/p][/quote]Two wrongs don't make a right.... Carnabackable
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3:20pm Sat 5 Jan 13

andy:) says...

Lots of dumb comments as usual from people who no doubt dont use the trains.

The points are, yes people MAY be able to cut back on other expenses but why should they just to give CEO's and shareholders increased profits and bonuses ?, plus bear in mind that people have already cut back to pay for huge increases in gas, electricity, petrol, food and insurance..peopl's pockets are not infinately deep. The government is always going on about 'making work pay', yet at the same time doing nothing about this tax on effectively commuters/workers.

48% of rail fares goes to network rail, that is a huge figure, what do they do for the money ?..does the rail network need that much money ?, many would argue it does not.

As for working locally, I would love to, point me to a half decent IT job locally, there is very little locally.

As for the cost, plenty of other countries provide a far better rail service at a fraction of the cost (to both taxpayers and commuters), some countries such as France run trains at speeds we could only dream of.

I have seen no noticeable improvement on my line (C2C0, trains are slower and other lines such as greater anglia just get worse and worse and they charge even more than C2C, a return to london is now over £10 more than c2c !
Lots of dumb comments as usual from people who no doubt dont use the trains. The points are, yes people MAY be able to cut back on other expenses but why should they just to give CEO's and shareholders increased profits and bonuses ?, plus bear in mind that people have already cut back to pay for huge increases in gas, electricity, petrol, food and insurance..peopl's pockets are not infinately deep. The government is always going on about 'making work pay', yet at the same time doing nothing about this tax on effectively commuters/workers. 48% of rail fares goes to network rail, that is a huge figure, what do they do for the money ?..does the rail network need that much money ?, many would argue it does not. As for working locally, I would love to, point me to a half decent IT job locally, there is very little locally. As for the cost, plenty of other countries provide a far better rail service at a fraction of the cost (to both taxpayers and commuters), some countries such as France run trains at speeds we could only dream of. I have seen no noticeable improvement on my line (C2C0, trains are slower and other lines such as greater anglia just get worse and worse and they charge even more than C2C, a return to london is now over £10 more than c2c ! andy:)
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7:14pm Sat 5 Jan 13

asbo. just the truth says...

andy:) wrote:
Lots of dumb comments as usual from people who no doubt dont use the trains.

The points are, yes people MAY be able to cut back on other expenses but why should they just to give CEO's and shareholders increased profits and bonuses ?, plus bear in mind that people have already cut back to pay for huge increases in gas, electricity, petrol, food and insurance..peopl's pockets are not infinately deep. The government is always going on about 'making work pay', yet at the same time doing nothing about this tax on effectively commuters/workers.

48% of rail fares goes to network rail, that is a huge figure, what do they do for the money ?..does the rail network need that much money ?, many would argue it does not.

As for working locally, I would love to, point me to a half decent IT job locally, there is very little locally.

As for the cost, plenty of other countries provide a far better rail service at a fraction of the cost (to both taxpayers and commuters), some countries such as France run trains at speeds we could only dream of.

I have seen no noticeable improvement on my line (C2C0, trains are slower and other lines such as greater anglia just get worse and worse and they charge even more than C2C, a return to london is now over £10 more than c2c !
stick to IT matters as patently you have zero clue. they should cut back because if the costs of running the railways increase so do the price of tickets (or should private companies run at a loss?). either that or get a better paid job. the rail users should swallow fare increases and not the taxpayer. c2c is a great service. you want french trains - go to france and pay 75% income tax.
[quote][p][bold]andy:)[/bold] wrote: Lots of dumb comments as usual from people who no doubt dont use the trains. The points are, yes people MAY be able to cut back on other expenses but why should they just to give CEO's and shareholders increased profits and bonuses ?, plus bear in mind that people have already cut back to pay for huge increases in gas, electricity, petrol, food and insurance..peopl's pockets are not infinately deep. The government is always going on about 'making work pay', yet at the same time doing nothing about this tax on effectively commuters/workers. 48% of rail fares goes to network rail, that is a huge figure, what do they do for the money ?..does the rail network need that much money ?, many would argue it does not. As for working locally, I would love to, point me to a half decent IT job locally, there is very little locally. As for the cost, plenty of other countries provide a far better rail service at a fraction of the cost (to both taxpayers and commuters), some countries such as France run trains at speeds we could only dream of. I have seen no noticeable improvement on my line (C2C0, trains are slower and other lines such as greater anglia just get worse and worse and they charge even more than C2C, a return to london is now over £10 more than c2c ![/p][/quote]stick to IT matters as patently you have zero clue. they should cut back because if the costs of running the railways increase so do the price of tickets (or should private companies run at a loss?). either that or get a better paid job. the rail users should swallow fare increases and not the taxpayer. c2c is a great service. you want french trains - go to france and pay 75% income tax. asbo. just the truth
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9:42pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Shoot Ferals says...

Not "The Wall" I was "God Frog". But I guess London and a position is as far as you have been?
Not "The Wall" I was "God Frog". But I guess London and a position is as far as you have been? Shoot Ferals
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9:45pm Sat 5 Jan 13

asbo. just the truth says...

Shoot Ferals wrote:
Not "The Wall" I was "God Frog". But I guess London and a position is as far as you have been?
your property bust will make ours look like a picnic
[quote][p][bold]Shoot Ferals[/bold] wrote: Not "The Wall" I was "God Frog". But I guess London and a position is as far as you have been?[/p][/quote]your property bust will make ours look like a picnic asbo. just the truth
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12:39am Sun 6 Jan 13

Nebs says...

One way to protest about these price rises would be for everyone with a season travelcard to fill up every train on the circle line one Saturday or Sunday, preferably a day when there is a big event in London.
One way to protest about these price rises would be for everyone with a season travelcard to fill up every train on the circle line one Saturday or Sunday, preferably a day when there is a big event in London. Nebs
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12:56pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Seasider90 says...

People in this country amaze me. We love to moan but always fail to take any action. Governments don't listen unless people take direct action. I have a lot of respect for the people in countries who do take action and force change. Here we just moan and let the government screw us day by day (and Yes I know the railways are in private hands but that just makes it more convenient for the government eh?) Don't moan ACT!
People in this country amaze me. We love to moan but always fail to take any action. Governments don't listen unless people take direct action. I have a lot of respect for the people in countries who do take action and force change. Here we just moan and let the government screw us day by day (and Yes I know the railways are in private hands but that just makes it more convenient for the government eh?) Don't moan ACT! Seasider90
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9:47am Mon 7 Jan 13

Alekhine says...

Seasider90 wrote:
People in this country amaze me. We love to moan but always fail to take any action. Governments don't listen unless people take direct action. I have a lot of respect for the people in countries who do take action and force change. Here we just moan and let the government screw us day by day (and Yes I know the railways are in private hands but that just makes it more convenient for the government eh?) Don't moan ACT!
After you el Che I'm just a commuter. If the government wants me to get back into a car or onto a motorbike, that is what i will do. Major kick in the goolies for the greens ahead methinks.
[quote][p][bold]Seasider90[/bold] wrote: People in this country amaze me. We love to moan but always fail to take any action. Governments don't listen unless people take direct action. I have a lot of respect for the people in countries who do take action and force change. Here we just moan and let the government screw us day by day (and Yes I know the railways are in private hands but that just makes it more convenient for the government eh?) Don't moan ACT![/p][/quote]After you el Che I'm just a commuter. If the government wants me to get back into a car or onto a motorbike, that is what i will do. Major kick in the goolies for the greens ahead methinks. Alekhine
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1:05pm Mon 7 Jan 13

JessyJar says...

Carnabackable wrote:
JessyJar wrote:
Carnabackable wrote:
JessyJar wrote:
Carnabackable wrote:
JessyJar wrote:
Greater Anglia is a disgrace of a trainline.

Countless time's the trains have been cancelled with no reason, countless times there has been signal failure..

The seats are disgusting (when you actually manage to get one) Thankfully i'm quite skinny so the size isn't to big a problem.. until some fat f*ck sits down and takes up two seats and you're left standing after spending a fortune.

If we're paying all this money..the trains should be refurbished and more carriages added during peak times.
It is annoying enough getting on at stratford and the train is crammed full of people.. But that doesn't come close to how angry i feel when my train is cancelled.. i stand there for another 20 minutes and then the smallest train in the world arrives and you're squashed in like sardines.

Total joke and I can't believe they have the audacity to put it up every year.

paid out £3540 in november for an annual ticket... not even into zone 1.. and my gold card discount only applies off peak?! Disgusting.
You can always get into your car......
Who says I have a car? knob head.


however no I can't just "get into my car" because as a young female driver my car insurance is now going up, so i'll be forking out more on that come June time when my insurance is up for renewal.

Oh and the ever increasing costs of petrol will add up to the equivalent if not more than the trains, plus the wearing of my tyres, the mileage on my car.. driving into london, sitting in traffic burning through petrol, so i can pay out more.
Oh paying for parking too at work :)
High time these women paid a fair share of the motor insurances, so many accidents of late, with women on their i phones, texting on phones, talking on phones, I say double the insurance for any caught.....
why not bring the male insurance down?
it's not just women who are on their phones ****.. men are aswell.

Boy racers down southend on sea should have their insurance doubled.
Two wrongs don't make a right....
I never said it was right to use a mobile phone... i'm just pointing out why your argument of "women using their phones" was irrelevant.
[quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JessyJar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JessyJar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JessyJar[/bold] wrote: Greater Anglia is a disgrace of a trainline. Countless time's the trains have been cancelled with no reason, countless times there has been signal failure.. The seats are disgusting (when you actually manage to get one) Thankfully i'm quite skinny so the size isn't to big a problem.. until some fat f*ck sits down and takes up two seats and you're left standing after spending a fortune. If we're paying all this money..the trains should be refurbished and more carriages added during peak times. It is annoying enough getting on at stratford and the train is crammed full of people.. But that doesn't come close to how angry i feel when my train is cancelled.. i stand there for another 20 minutes and then the smallest train in the world arrives and you're squashed in like sardines. Total joke and I can't believe they have the audacity to put it up every year. paid out £3540 in november for an annual ticket... not even into zone 1.. and my gold card discount only applies off peak?! Disgusting.[/p][/quote]You can always get into your car......[/p][/quote]Who says I have a car? knob head. however no I can't just "get into my car" because as a young female driver my car insurance is now going up, so i'll be forking out more on that come June time when my insurance is up for renewal. Oh and the ever increasing costs of petrol will add up to the equivalent if not more than the trains, plus the wearing of my tyres, the mileage on my car.. driving into london, sitting in traffic burning through petrol, so i can pay out more. Oh paying for parking too at work :)[/p][/quote]High time these women paid a fair share of the motor insurances, so many accidents of late, with women on their i phones, texting on phones, talking on phones, I say double the insurance for any caught.....[/p][/quote]why not bring the male insurance down? it's not just women who are on their phones ****.. men are aswell. Boy racers down southend on sea should have their insurance doubled.[/p][/quote]Two wrongs don't make a right....[/p][/quote]I never said it was right to use a mobile phone... i'm just pointing out why your argument of "women using their phones" was irrelevant. JessyJar
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