UK rail fares to rise by 3.2%

UK rail fares to rise by 3.2%

Commuter and campaign groups call for freeze on train fare hikes following year of mass cancellations and strikes

Rail fares will go up by another 3.2% in January, the government has confirmed, with the cost of some season tickets to rise by hundreds of pounds.

The figure is below the 3.6% hike in January this year, which was the steepest rise in five years, but continues the trend of fare increases far outstripping any rise in wages.

Studies have repeatedly found weekday commuter fares to be significantly higher in Britain than elsewhere in Europe. 

Related: Top pay in UK up by 11% as workers’ wages fail to match inflation

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Source: Guardian Transport

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