Rail fare increases prompt call for part-time season tickets

Rail fare increases prompt call for part-time season tickets

Campaigners call for urgent reforms to ease cost of travelling for part-time workers as TUC research shows ticket prices far outstripping pay rises

The next increase in Britain’s rail fares will be set on Tuesday morning, prompting campaigners to call for the urgent introduction of part-time season tickets to ease the cost for commuters after research showed fare rises have far outstripped pay rises in recent years.

Flexible ticketing could save some part-time workers hundreds of pounds a year and encourage more people to take the train, the Campaign for Better Transport said.

Related: UK rail passengers ‘hit six times harder’ on fares than European travellers

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Source: Guardian Transport

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