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RAIL FARES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 669: tabled on 07 December 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that train companies have announced that UK rail fares will rise by 3.4 per cent on 2 January 2018, with this figure being above the latest Consumer Prices Index inflation figure of three per cent and being the largest increase in rail fares for five years; further notes that the average commuter will now be paying £2,888 for their season ticket, £694 more than in 2010; is concerned that UK passengers continue to pay the highest fares for rail travel in Europe; is further concerned that wages are not rising in line with fare increases, which will further increase pressure on commuters and others who travel by train; believes that rail fares were already too high before this rise; and calls on the Government to ensure that rail fares are reduced in real terms.