Passengers face fare rises despite waves of train cancellations

Passengers face fare rises despite waves of train cancellations

Season ticket prices could increase by hundreds of pounds as consumer satisfaction slumps

Train passengers will learn of wage-busting fare increases this week, despite chaotic scenes at stations on the Northern network after a third successive wave of Sunday cancellations.

The fare increases – expected to amount to 3.5% from next January – will add hundreds of pounds to the cost of many season tickets even though new figures from Which? reveal that punctuality and customer satisfaction with Britain’s railways has slumped.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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