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Rail boss told to get commuters back from the office is STILL mainly working from home

Rail boss told to get commuters back from the office is STILL mainly working from home

  •  Jacqueline Starr, 50, chief exec of the Rail Delivery Group works from Somerset
  •  RDG ‘Let’s get back on track’ campaign encouraged commuters to go to offices
  •  An Association of British Commuters spokesman called it ‘blatant hypocrisy’

 A rail boss tasked with convincing commuters to get back to the office is still mainly working from home.

Jacqueline Starr, 50, who earns £270,000 a year as chief executive of the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), travels to its office at the Barbican in London only twice a week. For the remainder, she usually works from her Somerset home.

RDG ran a campaign this year under the slogan ‘Let’s get back on track’ – telling commuters that working in the office helped the economy.

Commuters have been encouraged to return to the office, making train stations busier

An Association of British Commuters spokesman described her arrangement as ‘blatant hypocrisy’ and ‘an example of the growing inequality in public transport where those who can, work from home; and those who can’t, are forced to pay ever more extortionate rail fares’.

A spokesman for RDG told The Sunday Telegraph that Ms Starr’s work arrangement was ‘consistent with both her role and her personal travel arrangements’.

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