Rail Fare Hikes

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07 Jan 2015

As people went back to work this week, many commuters went back to the cost of living crisis as they were hit by rail fare hikes.

Since 2010, the Prime Minister has allowed the train companies to hit passengers with massive fare rises of over 20 per cent, with some season tickets now more than 30 per cent more than they were four and a half years ago. The Government has allowed rail fares to rise three times faster than wages.

I would like to see a better deal for passengers and taxpayers by simplifying the ticketing system, enforcing a strict cap on fares on every route, giving passengers a voice in how the railways are run, and stopping passengers getting fleeced at ticket machines by making it a legal right to be sold the cheapest available ticket for a journey.