I took a walk today and I saw a few trains passing by. Empty. Running but empty. Almost no passengers. And it remind me that because they are so successful next year the fares will go up yet again.
So let’s recap. Some people who were commuting hours everyday have realised that they can press buttons on a laptop from home instead of going at the office with often a massive increase in hours available for themselves. Now we are approaching the end of the year and the season tickets worth thousands of pound need to be renewed. If these people decide to continue working from home they would get thousands of pounds in their pocket next year.
Mmmmm a challenging decision eh? Or an opportunity to take back all the licenses and create real regional and national operators that can scale up instead of the fragmented model we have now? Maybe even integrating them with local transport. Welcome to Switzerland, UK.