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« on: December 26, 2014, 11:28:36 am »

Whist reading my latest Modern Railways of March 1977 I read that Bristol Division was proposing a Park and Ride at Lelant. There was to be a passing loop at Porth Kidney and TCB (Track Circuit Block) signalling.

It was the costings that interested me: Total cost ^174K, Passing loop ^25K, TCB ^116K.
50p was estimated for the ticket cost for parking and return for all car passengers.
Modern Railways was 35p compared with ^4.30 today.
Brilliant it all came about and so successful.
How does all this compare with today? I thought a Mars bar was used to compare the inflation rate?

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