Increase in fares an insult to passengers - Brake


It has been announced that rail fares are set to rise by 3.1% in January, despite continued cancellations and delays in rail services.

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Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake commented:

"Thousands of people right across Carshalton & Wallington are paying over the odds for their rail travel, despite not getting the service they pay for. It is frankly an insult to passengers to increase fares yet again.

"Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has been conspicuously absent on this announcement, no doubt because he is aware that many problems with the rail network are a result of his incompetence or indifference.

"Commuters deserve better, and the Liberal Democrats demand better. There should be an immediate freeze on fares until the Government publish their review and fix the state of our railways."


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