Here's an alarming statistic for you: more than one in five commuters say rising fares are leading to them considering looking for work outside of London according to a OnePoll survey of over 500 London workers. This would be a disaster for the Capital's business scene. Can you imagine losing more than 20 per cent of your workforce to rising commuter costs?
Today London has become one of the world's most expensive cities (overall ranked 6th) in the key categories of housing, food, transportation and entertainment. It has the world's most expensive office space and took over from Paris as priciest night-out capital. What makes this all the more curious is that the average Brit isn't a wealthy person
Are UK commuters prepared to put up with eye watering rail fare hikes? Complaining about the rail service is already a staple British topic of conversation, harnessing this as a protest could be a natural next step. With feelings running high, and wallets feeling lighter, maybe this is the day when passengers will stand up and say enough is enough.