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

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

Cancellations, delays, overcrowding and strikes – yet fares are set to go up again. We talk to angry commuters who have to pay more for poor service

Fares for despairing train passengers, many of whom have suffered some of the worst rail delays and disruption for years, will rise on Monday by an average of 2.3% – and in some cases by as much as 7%.

Against a backdrop of continued strikes on one major route and very poor service on a number of others, an army of season ticket holders on routes into London will pay about £80 more a year to take the train to work.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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