Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year:Commuters hit as rail season tickets soar by up to 13%

The Daily Mail reports:

Rail passengers returning to work tomorrow have been hit in the wallet with inflation-busting increases of up to 13 per cent for their annual season ticket.

The cost of a yearly ticket rose by an average of 6.2 per cent, nearly double the consumer price inflation rate of 3.3 per cent and almost three times the typical pay rise of 2.2 per cent.

But on certain lines increases reached 12.8 per cent, leaving travel on some commuter routes costing more than £5,000 a year – a fifth of the average salary of £25,000.

1 comment:

The Poet Laura-eate said...

This should be illegal. Why are there no caps imposed on the maximum price they can charge?