London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 24, 2009 -- 24 7 Parking, experts in finding accessible parking in London, wish to draw your attention to recent increases of fare charges levied by rail companies.
The UK economy is in recession and inflation is set at almost 0%, however rail companies have raised fares by more than 11% on some routes, leading to accusations that they are exploiting passengers. Theyâve also made it difficult to find fare-deals, mainly burying details online.
A report, prepared by the House of Commons Transport Committee, also accuses rail companies of âback-door fare risesâ, such as charging âprohibitiveâ prices for seat reservations. Chairman MP Louise Ellman said, âThere is no point involving the private sector if companies can cream off the profits in good times, but leave passengers and taxpayers to pick up the bill when hard times hit.â
Itâs clear then that the current franchising system doesnât always serve the best interests of passengers â one suggested reform is to grant longer franchises, but as selective information is offered up about the financial stability of operators, would that just give operators longer to exploit?
The general secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) Bob Crow said that âpeople are getting ripped off.â It is however hoped that tougher regulations implemented from January 2010 will stem further increases and save the passenger more purse strain.
âRail used to be an affordable option for commuters, but with a hike in both parking charges and riding costs youâd be as well to drive straight into work,â says Nick Mordin of 24 7 Parking. âOur parking solutions are scattered across London so we could make driving into the city a convenient reality. Secure, accessible and undercover, weâve got parking covered so you can enjoy your day.â
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