Hard working commuters are now paying 27 per cent more for their train fares under the Tories, because of yet another year of rail fare hikes that come into force today.
The announcement that rail fares will rise again in January 2017 means that passengers in Denton and Reddish have been hit by a cost increase of 27 per cent since 2010.
The new fare rises come into effect Monday 2nd January 2017. Figures released by Labour show that the average cost of an annual season ticket is now £594 more than 2010.
Closer to home, an annual season ticket from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool Lime Street has risen by £648 or 27 per cent since 2010.
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“Passengers in Denton and Reddish have been hit again and again by eye-watering rail fare rises. Fares have now rocketed by 27 per cent under the Tories, far outstripping any increase in most people’s pay packets.
“For many people here, travelling by train isn’t a luxury, it’s how they get to work every day. A single ticket from Guide Bridge to Manchester now costs £3.70, and a journey from Reddish North to Manchester Piccadilly will now cost commuters £3.10 both fares are around £1 more per journey compared to 2010.
“Labour’s policy is to bring the railways into public ownership so they can be run for passengers not profit. That means fairer fares, investment in a 21st century railway and giving passengers a stronger voice.”