Rail campaigners angered as season ticket prices soar
RMT union attacks ‘privatised rip-off’ after annual rise means some fares have risen more than 20% under coalition
This week’s annual fare rise will mean some season-ticket holders will have endured increases of more than 20% during this parliament, according to figures from the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT).
The rise, effective from Friday, will see regulated fares, which include season tickets, increasing by up to 2.5% and fares overall up by an average of 2.2%. Those commuting to London from Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, for example, will have to contend with a 2.43% rise, with their 2015 ticket going up to £4,888.
Source: Guardian Transport
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