Announcement Doesn't Impress
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14 Oct 2013
Last week’s announcement by the Government on rail fares will do little to impress ordinary commuters who pay through the nose while train company profits are allowed to soar.
Over the last three years, David Cameron has failed to stand up for working people, allowing train companies to hit passengers with inflation-busting fare rises of up to nine per cent. Far from addressing this failure, his plans for rail fares are too little too late and will still deliver fare increases of up to six per cent.
I would like to see the Government go much further, preventing train companies from increasing fares beyond one per cent above inflation.