Rail fares face 5% rise

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Rail fares face 5% rise
19th August 2014

London’s rail passengers could see their fares rise as much as 5% in January 2015 with Labour and transport campaigners stating that travel costs are already too high.

According to the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT) it means that fares will have increased by 24.7% during this Parliament.

With the rise, a season ticket at peak times from Reading to London, would go up by roughly £147.

Campaigners warn it could force some commuters to move house or quit their job.

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