Rail fares set to increase – Transport Focus response

02 December 2016

Responding to announcement that the overall average fare rise next year is 2.3 per cent Transport Focus chief executive, Anthony Smith, said:

“Passengers will be disappointed that fares will rise by 2.3 per cent – higher than the last two years. Passengers will now want to see the industry’s investment deliver a more reliable day-to-day railway. The Government should consider setting rail fare rises around the Consumer Prices Index instead to bring rail fares into line with other recognised measures of inflation.

“Many commuters, in London and the south east in particular, have suffered poor performance. For Southern passengers the one-off refund will be a welcome step to rebuilding trust in the long term. The 15-minute Delay Repay compensation on Govia Thameslink Railway starting next week is a welcome improvement for passengers.”

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