Yp Comment: Railways epitomise rip-off Britain

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FOR years, a lack of transparency over ticket prices on the country’s railways has epitomised rip-off Britain at its very worst.

Politicians have tried – and failed – to get to grips with this issue.

If Theresa May’s Government succeeds where others have failed, her administration will have performed a first class service on behalf of consumers. Yet, just like late-running trains, the PM will forgive us if judgement is delayed until rail operators, ticket offices and automated machines sell the cheapest tickets as a matter of routine. Mrs May’s good intentions will only work with proper enforcement – the one word missing from the Department for Transport’s latest signal of intent.