Train worker union members (who work with it every day and have seen the results) are doing a campaign.
before privatisation (when I lived in Reading, SE England) I could easily afford travelling to London, or even Essex or Suffolk as a teenager/young adult who earned way less than I do today.
I still have relatives who live in Reading - with current "free market" approach it works out cheaper to drive there solo (despite high petrol costs, depreciation, maintenance, insurance etc) than to get the train (which isn't any more reliable than in BR/Network South East days)
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