Readers' letters - June 5

Why not ask passengers who pay for the tickets?

Wednesday, 6th June 2018, 7:06 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 6:06 pm
Many trains have been cancelled or delayed recently

Luckily, I don’t rely on rail travel, apart from occasional pleasure purposes. But there’s a certain irony that, at the moment, our train operators seem unable to provide services because they don’t have enough drivers. And to load even more problems on the poor traveller, at the same time the rail unions are striking because they want to ensure that there is no single manning of trains.At least, both sides are in agreement that they would like to increase the number of employees! However, there seems little consideration for the poor customers who both pay to travel or for the disruption of not travelling.Incidentally, I suspect that the vast majority of customers, given the opportunity, would vote for the provision of a guard on every train, it would add little to the cost of each ticket and ensure a more secure journey. Why not ask the people who pay for the tickets?AFAddress supplied

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