TSSA dubs rail fares rise ‘outrageous’

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Rail and transport union TSSA has slated an inflation busting hike in rail fares across England and Wales which comes into force as of tomorrow (Sunday). 

Rail fares will rise by 4.9 per cent, a move General Secretary Maryam Eslamdoust, described as “outrageous” given the hardships faced by millions around the country.  

Commenting, TSSA General Secretary Maryam Eslamdoust, said: “We remain in a cost of living crisis and this outrageous rise in rail fares will add hundreds of pounds to annual travel costs for many commuters. 

“It’s as though the government is unable to see further than the demands of the profiteering rail companies who will again be the only winners.  

“Ministers could have followed the course pursued by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and issued a fares freeze. Not only would that help people in their pocket but also grow the economy and encourage the use our trains as the greenest form of mass transport.”