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Does Not Commute

by | 21st, June 2005

‘WHY or why oh why do people insist on cramming themselves into hot metal carriages for hours on end every single day?

Commuting is a great way to meet new people

If the Government really wants to improve public health it should put an end to this sorry form of self-abuse quick smart. Forget smoking, it’s commuting that really kills.

And do not doubt, dear traveller, that is it anything other than your fault that you are being squashed like a ripe tomato, as your head turns red in the heat and the woman behind’s umbrella checks your prostate.

As the Times says on its front page, passengers on the busiest trains will be treated to the swanky new “rail peak pricing”, a plan championed by the Association of Train Operating Companies.

In a bid to put an end to overcrowding, the rail companies will charge you more to use their trains at the busiest times of day.

Electronic smart cards will allow train operators to charge different prices for each train, replacing the current system of charging one rate for peak travel and another for off-peak.

It is nothing short of genius. But stupid, cattle-brained passengers will have to get their thinking caps on if they are to make sense of a new complex system of pricing.

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