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3.6% rail fare rise is a bitter blow to passengers

by burylibdems on 16 August, 2017

Rail commuters in England and Wales will see their fares increase by 3.6% from next year, the biggest annual price hike in 5 years. This is a price rise too far for passengers.

This steep hike to rail fares will be a bitter blow for passengers struggling with overcrowded and unreliable trains including residents in Prestwich and Bury.

This is the biggest annual price hike in 5 years.

The fact that fare rises are soaring above wage increases is another sign that people are losing out from higher inflation since the referendum.

The rises will affect “anytime” and some off-peak fares as well as season tickets in England and Wales.

Rail travel does not represent good enough value for money or provide reliability for customers.

We need to see evidence that this money will be invested in improving infrastructure rather than just lining the pockets of train companies.

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