Rail fares cost commuters up to 14% of their income, says study

Rail fares cost commuters up to 14% of their income, says study

Some season tickets cost six times as much as those in Europe, say campaigners, as average 2.3% fare increase comes into effect

British workers are spending up to a seventh of their income on rail fares, about six times as much as employees across Europe, a new study reveals.

Rail fares have increased twice as much as wages and inflation over the past decade, leading to fresh charges that rail privatisation in the UK has failed.

Related: Rising fares and crowded trains: the misery of Britain’s rail users

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Source: Guardian Transport

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