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The disgraceful rail fares rise reveals a broken system

3 January 2019

Manuel Cortes writes in the New Statesman Today we have seen what happens when the government oversteps the mark with rising rail fares – everyone rightly cries foul. Be in no doubt, ministers and rail bosses alike will have heard the crystal-clear voices of protest at stations up and down the land today.

 What a way to start the working week – with a throbbing new year headache caused by outrageous rail fare hikes averaging 3.1 per cent in England and Wales and very nearly 3 per cent in Scotland. That leaves the average commuter paying almost £3,000 more in 2019 for a season ticket – disgraceful and totally unnecessary. 

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