10 May '15, 9pm

"Rail fares are increasing by almost twice the rate of incomes... People are being priced off our trains."

"Rail fares are increasing by almost twice the rate of incomes... People are being priced off our trains."

We have the most expensive train fares in Europe . People up and down the UK are being priced off our railways unable to use the train to get to work. Our Government is responsible as it regulates 60% of train fares and these have increased by 20 per cent in the past 5 years. Unregulated train fares can rise even further. Fares keep rising because the Government is cutting its contribution to the railways and making passengers pay more. By 2018, fares revenue will cover 103 per cent of the operating costs of the railways, up from 80 per cent in 2009, meaning that our Government will be profiting from rail users by the end of the next Parliament. Wages are falling but fares continue to rise A current season ticket from Reading into London now costs more than a fifth (22 per cent) of the average London salary. Since 2008, the cost of a season ticket from Reading to London ha...

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