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Government rail fares announcement ignores the real issue, says transport charity

9 October 2013
Ahead of the publication of the Government’s Fares and Ticketing Review Stephen Joseph, Campaign for Better Transport’s chief executive, said: 

“Although we welcome a curb on even higher fare increases, there's still a gaping hole at the centre of the Government's fares policy. Whilst trials for things like part-time season tickets are very welcome, the biggest issue has always been annual above inflation fare increases and there is no change of policy on this. This is bitter news for everyone who relies on the train to get to work, not least the large number of commuters in marginal constituencies who will be a key group at the next election."