Have you ever shoe-horned yourself onto the 8.19am Denmark Hill to Blackfriars train? It’s not pretty. If you haven’t, and yet you live in this great megalopolis, then you’ve more than likely embedded your limbs into some other unwitting passenger’s soft, memory-foam-like body, on one of the city’s other overcrowded train or tube routes.
News that train fares are to soar by an average of 5.9% in January 2012 has been met with outrage. The Twittersphere is buzzing with frustration, the red tops are declaring it a rip off, and commuters are despairing.
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