Trains are too expensive, use buses instead

A Network Rail executive today told staff to travel by coach to a conference because trains are too expensive.

The official said the cost of 200 employees making a 90-mile trip from Reading to Coventry on the train would be an "untenable" £27,000, compared to £2,400 by coach.

He said that a second-class open return for the journey could cost up to £146-a-head by train, whereas a return journey on a bus would cost £12 per person.

Should Network Rail practice what they preach and back up the industry that provides them with a living? You tell us.

The full story found in today's Telegraph, can be read here.