by willforster on 5 January, 2018
Woking’s commuters have not had a great start to the New Year thanks to the biggest increase in train fares in the last five years.
UK rail fares rose by 3.4% in January, the largest increase for five years, due to rising inflation since the Brexit vote. The cost of annual season tickets from Woking to London Waterloo has now risen to £3,248 – a £112 increase.
Commuters waiting in the cold on the platform in January deserve better than paying through the nose for unreliable, overcrowded trains. It really is a kick in the teeth for those who hand over a great deal of their hard-earned cash each year to get on a train, which is often running late, dirty and overcrowded.
Hard-pressed commuters in Woking are being stung with Brexit rail fare hikes as a result of soaring inflation. Rail passengers in Britain should not have to pay the price for Government incompetence in Brussels – the Government should have frozen fares to help people struggling with rising costs and lower wages.Leave a comment