Passengers brand rail fare rises ‘a disgrace

Passengers brand rail fare rises ‘a disgrace

Passengers brand rail fare rises ‘a disgrace

First published in North Essex

DISGRUNTLED passengers have branded rail fare price hikes that will see commuters paying hundreds of pounds extra a year as “disgraceful”.

Harwich commuters travelling to London Liverpool Street could be forced to pay £5,498 for an annual ticket from January, an increase of £186.

And Manningtree commuters would be faced with a £5,415 bill – an increase of £183.

Derek Monnery, chairman of Manningtree Rail Users Association, said: “The train services are awful and any increase in fares would not be acceptable.” 

A Greater Anglia spokesman said: "Government decides the average change to regulated rail fares, including season tickets, each year.
“The details of changes to rail fares will be confirmed later in the year."
 

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