Fares increase – Transport Focus response

04 December 2015

Today the Rail Delivery Group has announced that the overall average fare rise is 1.1 per cent.

David Sidebottom, passenger director at the independent watchdog Transport Focus, said:
“Passengers will be relieved to hear that regulated fares in England remain capped at the level of inflation and will remain so for the next few years. They will be pleased to see that there is no flexibility for individual fares to go up by more than this. Both of these are things we have pushed for.

“However fares are still going up overall, on the back of years of above-inflation increases. Now that passengers are paying more than ever before, it is absolutely critical that industry delivers a more reliable day-to-day railway and starts to offer more flexible ticketing products.”

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