The Daily Mail reports on new IEA research

Seats should be ripped out on the most overcrowded train services to create cheaper ‘standing only’ carriages, ministers have been urged.

The railways should follow the model of budget airlines like Ryanair and easyjet who offer cheap, no-frills travel in contrast to the high-end services run by the likes of British Airways or even private jets.

Passengers in the new economy class carriages would pay up to 20 per cent less than those sitting in standard class, under plans drawn up by the Institute for Economic Affairs.

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