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10th consecutive year of above inflation rail fare rises

28 November 2012
Details have been announced of season tickets prices for 2013 - the 10th year in a row of above inflation rises.

Richard Hebditch, Campaigns Director for Campaign for Better Transport said

“Come January, the millions who rely on the trains will yet again find themselves out of pocket. Pricing people off the railways is bad for passengers, bad for the environment and bad for the economy. Government must act on its promise to stop above inflation rises."

Richard Hebditch continued

“The government backed down on its plans for even higher fare rises from January, but this hike is still twice as big as average wage rises. After ten years of above inflation increases, train fares are simply too expensive for many people.”

ENDS

For further information please contact Andrew Allen, Press Officer at Campaign for Better Transport, on 020 7566 6483 / 07984 773 468 or andrew.allen@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes

1. Details of 2013 season ticket prices for selected commuter routes to London can be found here.

Details of selected routes from across England can be found here.

2. Government allows train operators to raise fares by August’s RPI inflation figure +1%. Regulated fares will rise by an average of 4.2 per cent from 2 January 2013, up to a maximum of 9.2 per cent on some routes. Unregulated fares will rise at the discretion of train companies.

3. Campaign for Better Transport's Fair Fares Now campaign calls for cheaper, simpler, fairer rail ticketing. Visit the website for more information www.fairfaresnow.org.uk

4. Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).