Little could dampen Londoners' spirits, with crowds of 200,000 celebrating in the capital. 'Londoners defy Tube strike to hail new year' (Reuters, 1 January). The Sunday Times said RMT boss Bob Crow, 'suffered no inconvenience: he was sunning himself in the Red Sea' (Sunday Times, 1 January).
However, the appreciation that customers may have felt on Saturday night is likely to be short-lived as the impact of fare increases hits home. 'Eye-watering rail fare rises greet returning commuters' (Daily Telegraph, 3 January).
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