Rail fares rise – Transport Focus comment

01 March 2022

Commenting on the 3.8 per cent increase in rail fares from today, Anthony Smith, chief executive of the independent watchdog Transport Focus, said:

“As some fares rise, and more of us start to travel again, it is crucial the rail industry delivers a punctual and reliable service – the key driver of passenger satisfaction.

“Great British Railways, when it is set up, must give life to the Government’s ambition to make rail fares better value for money. Boosting passenger numbers and revenue through innovative rail ticket retailing and offers will be vital. Keeping costs under control will also be needed.”

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