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Commuters to be  clobbered again. Its time to “Freeze the Fares”

September 22, 2019 9:55 PM

Robert Eggleston, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Mid Sussex is calling upon the government to freeze rail fares at their current level and not increase them by 2.8% in 2020.

"The proposed increase in rail fares next year will be on top of several years of inflation busting increases and will be a price rise too far for many passengers. An annual season ticket from Burgess Hill to London Victoria will cost £4,301 and to London Bridge will cost £4,050 if this rise goes ahead.

The cost of investing in our railways shouldn't fall onto rail users (especially commuters - whohave no real choice but to travel to work by train). A complete re-think on how rail investment is funded is needed as it is not right to put the cost of it onto hard-pressed passengers."