Kemble to London annual season rail fare goes up by 3.1 per cent

Kemble to London annual season rail tickets go up by 3.1 per cent

Kemble to London annual season rail tickets go up by 3.1 per cent

First published in News
Last updated
Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Brendan McFadden
Wilts and Glos Standard by , Reporter

THE cost of an annual season rail ticket between Kemble and London Paddington went up by 3.1 per cent due to government rail fare increases this week.

Nationwide rises affecting all types of tickets came into play on Thursday (January 2) and saw prices go up by an average of 2.8 per cent.

Users of the Kemble service, which is managed by First Great Western trains, will now have to pay £8496, a £265 rise on the price of last year’s annual season ticket.

Lynden Stowe leader of Cotswold District Council said: “The rise seems higher than inflation and rises of council services. On behalf of the users who use it on a daily basis the rise is a little on the high side.

“In line with inflation we have frozen council tax and parking charges over the past few years and they are both capped until 2015.

“Hopefully they will keep further increases to an absolute minimum like councils.”

Are you affected by the fare increases? Please comment and tell us your views.

Comments (5)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

8:43pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Olly Cromwell says...

Ha ha

Cllr Lynden Stowe (Tory - the lot who privatised the railways) wouldn't know where London is.

It you can't afford to commute to the big smoke it'll be more money for the Artful Dodger's pricey Council car park fees.

Happy New Year!
Ha ha Cllr Lynden Stowe (Tory - the lot who privatised the railways) wouldn't know where London is. It you can't afford to commute to the big smoke it'll be more money for the Artful Dodger's pricey Council car park fees. Happy New Year! Olly Cromwell
  • Score: 3

11:32am Tue 7 Jan 14

Susie Clark says...

Gosh, how funny, Olly - and what a clever link between your election manifesto about parking and rail fares.
Still, Lib Dems could hardly be criticised for anything to do with rail fares - the last time they were in Government on their own , Stephenson had only just built the Rocket and I think the first journey was free !
Gosh, how funny, Olly - and what a clever link between your election manifesto about parking and rail fares. Still, Lib Dems could hardly be criticised for anything to do with rail fares - the last time they were in Government on their own , Stephenson had only just built the Rocket and I think the first journey was free ! Susie Clark
  • Score: -3

4:33pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Olly Cromwell says...

Oh dear, Susie, you'll have to do better than that :

- Stephenson's Rocket was 1830 and the Tory Prime Minister of the day, a certain Duke of Wellington, actually attended the launch
- the train went onto kill an MP that day who got in its way

You'll need to go back to school, as Mr Mickey Gove is at his most disappointed when trout pouts in his own patronising Party get history so wrong.

Toot toot
Oh dear, Susie, you'll have to do better than that : - Stephenson's Rocket was 1830 and the Tory Prime Minister of the day, a certain Duke of Wellington, actually attended the launch - the train went onto kill an MP that day who got in its way You'll need to go back to school, as Mr Mickey Gove is at his most disappointed when trout pouts in his own patronising Party get history so wrong. Toot toot Olly Cromwell
  • Score: 1

11:38am Thu 9 Jan 14

ciren001 says...

Olly and Susie - just grow up both of you, this is the sort of puerile sniping that destroys the general publics faith in polititians of all persuasions and stops people voting altogether.
Really how does one-upmanship about something that happened in 1830 have any relevance to local current issues?
Olly and Susie - just grow up both of you, this is the sort of puerile sniping that destroys the general publics faith in polititians of all persuasions and stops people voting altogether. Really how does one-upmanship about something that happened in 1830 have any relevance to local current issues? ciren001
  • Score: 1

6:24pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Smythe says...

Olly is what is commonly known as a 'keyboard warrior', somebody that has much to say but little in the way of substance and acts with only one intention, that of an agent provocateur.
Relax, he or she will eventually get bored and go on to some other target.
Olly is what is commonly known as a 'keyboard warrior', somebody that has much to say but little in the way of substance and acts with only one intention, that of an agent provocateur. Relax, he or she will eventually get bored and go on to some other target. Smythe
  • Score: -1
Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree