Rail Fare Hike Shows Need for Reform

This week, passengers catching trains were hit with a price hike of 3.4%, meaning rail fares continue to soar well above increases in earnings.

Since 2010, fares have risen three times more quickly than wages, whilst some commuters are spending five times as much of their salary on season rail tickets compared to people on the continent.

But instead of these staggering fare increases being reinvested into our railways, promised investment has been cancelled and essential works delayed for years.

Our railways need serious reform to stop private companies driving up prices, and forcing passengers to pay more for less.

It’s time our railways were ran in the interests of passengers and working people, not the profits of the few.

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