Richard Wellings appears on BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey
The public are already subsidising around 40% of industry costs, along with rising food and energy prices; Dr. Wellings argued that we need radical reform to create a simpler structure and stop rail fares continually increasing. Pressure is put on tax-payers and passengers because investment projects like HS2 or javelin services do not make a profit . The core market for railways is commuting into London, therefore the argument that roads are too busy and we should encourage people to use trains is irrelevant.
Listen to the full programme here. Segment begins at 1:12.38.