28 Nov '12, 10am

Unhappy anniversary - January will make it 10 straight years of above inflation train ticket rises #rail

10th consecutive year of above inflation rail fare rises 28 November 2012 Immediate release Details have been announced of season tickets pirces for 2013 - the 10th year in a row of above inflation rises. Richard Hebditch, Campaigns Director for Campaign for Better Transport said “Come January, the millions who rely on the trains will yet again find themselves out of pocket. Pricing people off the railways is bad for passengers, bad for the environment and bad for the economy. Government must act on its promise to stop above inflation rises." Richard Hebditch continued “The government backed down on its plans for even higher fare rises from January, but this hike is still twice as big as average wage rises. After ten years of above inflation increases, train fares are simply too expensive for many people.” ENDS For further information please contact Andrew Allen, Press Off...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/media/28-nov-jan2013-fares

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