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Monday, January 19, 2009

London - the Swiss Alps, one way

Off-peak rail fares are higher in Britain than anywhere else in Europe, the Liberal Democrats are to say today. They looked at "anytime" single rail tickets across Europe, and found that in Britain, £10 only takes travellers an average of 26 miles. In contrast, £10 in Serbia provides 512 miles of rail travel. The Lib Dem transport spokesman, Norman Baker, said: "In Serbia, £10 will take you almost the distance between London and the Swiss Alps while an English ticket will take you only as far as Basildon."
Press Association -
Dan Milmo, transport correspondent
The Guardian, Monday 19 January 2009


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