Thursday, January 21, 2016


Transport for London's gradual takeover of (almost) all London rail services is welcome. Privatization was a disaster in many ways, but aside from that obvious critique, TFL takeover means that more rail services become fixed fare (or peak/off peak/pass fare) instead of the airline-type advanced purchasing nightmare that much of England's rail system has become. Just tap your card in and out. Still more expensive than it should be, but not absurd.