Discount travel

So…  The Tories are proposing to scrap the third runway at Heathrow and instead build high speed rail links between London, Leeds and Manchester?  This should, in theory, be fantastic news for those of us that live “oop north”.  I have one problem with it though – travel from London to the North by train is so ludicrously expensive; my last long haul flight (from Leeds/Bradford to Nairobi) was cheaper than an open return from York to London by train.

Until the way the franchises for the rail network is sorted out we will continue to have the daylight robbery of the likes of National Express, and any amount of high speed rail network will be stymied by the worst type of lack of competition.