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Rail fares press quote

24 April 2008
Campaign for Better Transport welcomes the simpler rail fare structure introduced today by the Association of Train Operating Companies, but calls on the Government to reduce the cost of rail fares, especially for last-minute journeys.

Executive Director Stephen Joseph says, “The real cost of rail fares has increased by 6% in the last 10 years, and Government plans mean it will increase further. Advance tickets are sometimes cheap but people can’t always plan their journeys weeks beforehand. The Government must make train travel the cheap and easy option if we’re going to reduce carbon emissions from transport.”