Network Rail, which owns all of Britain’s rail infrastructure, has welcomed plans to accelerate rail fares to speeds equivalent to 600mph.
Pat Butcher, Chief Executive of Network Rail, which has just made half-yearly profits of £229m, said he was confident British rail fare increases could soon hit a top speed of 16% a fortnight.
‘Many people purchasing a cross-country ticket will soon have to purchase an additional ticket midway through the journey in order to keep pace with increasing ticket costs,’ explained Mr Butcher.
Network Rail have dismissed demands that rail prices be frozen this winter. ‘No, that’s just the passengers.’