Rail Fares Continue To Soar
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16 Jan 2013
Hardworking people are suffering from the Prime Minister’s latest broken promise as rail fares continue to soar.
Despite promising to cap rail fares to 1 per cent above inflation, the Prime Minister has allowed train companies to increase fares by as much as 9.2 per cent this year, reversing a strict cap on fare rises.
Ministers have yielded to pressure from the private train companies by allowing them to make massive increases to fares at a time when many families are struggling to make ends meet.
I would like to see the Government put passengers first by banning train companies from increasing fares above a strict cap, meaning fares would be rising by no more than 1 per cent above inflation.
If the Government also gets away with introducing the new ‘Super Peak’ rail tickets then many working people will be priced out of simply being able to get to their jobs. People want to see their Government supporting them instead of making commuting to work a luxury few can afford.