Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Travel Takes Its Tolla

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Travel Takes Its Tolla

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Byline: By Helen Logan Evening Gazette

First plans were mooted that a pay-as-you-go system should be introduced for motorists.

Charges of between 2p and pounds 1.34 a mile were suggested.

So to avoid that extra outlay what do you do - let the train take the strain?

Perhaps not for now the idea has been put forward that passengers should have to pay more to use crowded rush hour trains.

Rail operators say a supplement on such services will be needed if road tolls come in as there would be a massive switch by people to rail.

And the fear is that the railways won't be able to cope unless people are discouraged from using peak-time trains.

But train journeys can be expensive as it is so I dread to think how it will be if a levy is introduced.

I know there are some deals to be had like 20 quid return to London. …

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