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Author Topic: Keeping the price of your rail travel down.  (Read 29157 times)
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« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2018, 08:34:51 pm »

How about if any franchise operated by or in partnership with any foreign-owned or foreign nationalised railway operator would not be allowed to charge a higher fare per kilometre than they do on their home turf?
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« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2018, 09:49:28 pm »

Why, when we allow their UK staff higher pay rises, and thus they incur higher costs
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« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2018, 09:40:06 am »

I would expect there are areas that our TOCs operate abroad where track access charges are yet to arrive.
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« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2018, 11:33:45 am »

How about if any franchise operated by or in partnership with any foreign-owned or foreign nationalised railway operator would not be allowed to charge a higher fare per kilometre than they do on their home turf?

That would be illegal protectionism. 
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« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2018, 11:50:52 am »

How about if any franchise operated by or in partnership with any foreign-owned or foreign nationalised railway operator would not be allowed to charge a higher fare per kilometre than they do on their home turf?

That would be illegal protectionism. 

And, in my opinion, foolishness.  What difference does it make whether excess profits go to a private company that may or may not pay much tax, or to a company owned by a foreign government?
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