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Rail fares to rise by 2.3% in January

2 December 2016

Responding to news that rail fares are to rise by an average of 2.3% in January, TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes said:

"Britain's rail passengers should be given a fares freeze not yet another rise. The cost of rail travel should not be going up whilst the quality of our rail service is declining not getting better. It's an outrage that our trains have become dangerously overcrowded, increasingly delayed and increasingly expensive. We already have the highest fares in Europe and this is simply a further kick in the teeth'.

"In Scotland Nicola Sturgeon is considering a fare freeze because of the severe decline in service standards since the SNP gave ScotRail to Dutch Rail company Abeilio. She should implement it whilst they work out how to bring ScotRail back into public ownership. And we should follow suit south of the border - freeze fares and bring our railways back into public control."

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