Cotswolds rail fares rise despite David Cameron's pledge to freeze ticket prices
Cost of peak travel on First Great Western’s Cathedrals Express from London to Charlbury, the PM’s backyard, will nearly double 10 days after election
The Conservatives’ pre-election pledge to freeze rail fares for the next parliament looks set to last just 10 days – at least in the prime minister’s backyard, where fares for some train services will almost double.
A new evening peak price will be charged on First Great Western trains to the north Cotswolds from London – turning the £33.40 return “Cathedrals Express” train to the capital from Charlbury, the station closest to David Cameron’s country house, into a £62.40 premium fare on the most popular daily services.
Source: Guardian Transport