Passengers hit out at train ticket rise

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Furious: passengers hit out at train ticket rise Furious: passengers hit out at train ticket rise

COMMUTERS have hit out after nationwide rail fare increases saw the cost of an annual season ticket between Kemble and London Paddington rise by £265.

The increase was a result of government directives and came into effect on January 2 and saw prices go up by an average of 2.8 per cent, meaning an annual season ticket from Kemble to the capital city now costs £8,496.

Season ticket holder David Thompson, of Tetbury, said: “It is totally unfair on passengers. If they carry on putting them up, hardly anybody will use the trains.”

Lynden Stowe leader of Cotswold District Council said: “The rise seems higher than inflation and the rises of council services.

“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.”

The Rail Delivery Group said the fare increase was the smallest in four years.

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9:55am Thu 16 Jan 14

JGH says...

If you're paying £8,000+ (more than some pensioners get a year on which to live) on rail travel the salary differential between London and Glos must be worth it, if it doesn't then get another job nearer home.
Rail travel should near as **** it pay for itself ,don't expect us to subsidise your travel.
If you're paying £8,000+ (more than some pensioners get a year on which to live) on rail travel the salary differential between London and Glos must be worth it, if it doesn't then get another job nearer home. Rail travel should near as **** it pay for itself ,don't expect us to subsidise your travel. JGH

9:57am Thu 16 Jan 14

JGH says...

PS
I didn't swear, I used a term which was let's say was a target for 617 Squadron in 1943
PS I didn't swear, I used a term which was let's say was a target for 617 Squadron in 1943 JGH

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