Bosses of train companies have been criticised over receiving salaries more than £100,000 while passengers’ fares increase.

The salaries were released under the Freedom of Information act, but many were not disclosed because the private companies are not subject to the act.

The Telegraph report:

Even on the East Coast line, where services are being run in the public sector, as many as eight directors are on salaries of above £100,000 a year, it has been revealed.

The East Coast pay levels were obtained following a request under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.

All the other train operating companies were sent FOI requests asking how many of their directors were on six-figure salaries.

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