Sick of Britain’s rip-off rail fares? Then switch to cheap car-sharing like the Germans

As The Telegraph reports, rail fares will increase by up to 9.1 per cent in January, constituting the 11th year in a row that commuters have faced above-inflation rises.

I live in Germany, a country whose reputation for running trains needs no introduction. Its fares may not be the highest in Europe, but it doesn’t mean they aren’t expensive, especially in comparison to the cost of living. Fortunately, however, travellers have another option, which means that checking Deutsche Bahn’s website is frequently the last resort.