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| August 22, 2018

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Increasing Rail Fares!

Increasing Rail Fares!
Emily Stoner

Rail commuters will find out today how much train tickets will rise by next year.

Due to the Office for National Statistics inflation data, people are fearing the increase will be the highest in the last five years.

It is predicted to be about 3.5%, but the RMT union says fares could go up by as much as 3.9%. This means a season ticket between Brighton and London Bridge would increase by £134 making it almost £4,000 per year.

According to passenger watchdog Transport Focus, 53% of passengers are unhappy with the value for money of train tickets.

This is unsurprising considering the disrupted service Southern Rail has been producing. Their talks with the RMT union is at a standstill and no agreement has been reached well over a year since the first walkout happened in April 2016.

 

 

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