Commuters hit by increased train fares

02-01-2009

Commuters hit by increased train fares
Commuters travelling to work every day may find that they are now paying more for their rail tickets.

Train fares have been increased in the country and the changes, which will come into effect today (January 2nd), will see costs rise by an average six per cent.

However, it has been claimed by Passenger Plus that this is too high as it is far above the current rate of inflation.

Anthony Smith, from the rail customer watchdog, said: Many passengers will shudder and shiver when they find out the scale of some new year fare rises."

The rail companies have claimed that the extra money will be used to invest more into the rail network.

It also advised that people can find cheaper tickets if they shop around.

In related news, figures from the Trades Union Congress recently showed that employees are spending less time commuting to and from work than they used to.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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