On Saturday 2 January, regulated fares such as season and anytime tickets are going up again. Over the last five years, fares have risen nearly three times faster than average wages. Although the government has pledged to cap the fare rise to inflation, rail fares are still going up by one per cent, and they’ve gone up by 25 per cent since 2010. We have the highest commuter fares in Europe, yet our trains are often overcrowded, late and understaffed.
Action for Rail and coalition partners are organising a Day of Action on Monday 4 January 2016, when people return to work after the New Year. The day will focus on fares and public ownership.