CITY VIEWS: WILL THE GOVERNMENT’S PLANS EASE TRAIN CONGESTION?

DAVID TOPPING | ACCOUNTAGILITY
“I think it might be enough, though I would need to see how the increase would be implemented. I am nervous how the government and rail companies plan to pay for this. The government is not in control of rail companies and rail users are a captive audience.”

MATTHEW WRIGHT | PHONE PROFESSIONAL
“A 17 per cent increase won’t be nearly enough to relieve congestion. I certainly won’t accept a rail fare increase, as fares are already too expensive as it is. What they need to do is serve more destinations with their trains.”

RINITA SMIT| RSA GROUP
“Rails are congested, and more trains would be great. However, increased fares and taxes wouldn’t be worth it. We are all struggling because life costs are rising, and rail costs are already too high.”