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Time to end annual fares persecution, says TSSA

5 December 2014

The TSSA has called on Labour to pledge to freeze rail fares if its wins the General Election after rail firms confirmed an above inflation increase of 2.2% in the New Year.

Manuel Cortes, leader of the TSSA rail union, said: "It is time to stop this annual persecution of passengers with year on year hikes in fares. We have seen fares jump by as much as 245% on key routes since privatisation twenty years ago.

"It is now cheaper for a family of four to fly to Iceland to see Father Christmas, £224, than it is for one person to buy an anytime walk on return rail fare from London to Manchester, £321.

"Labour should pledge a year long fares freeze if it wins next May's General Election. It is high time to end the New Year misery of ever higher fares for millions of passengers."

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