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Great Tory Train Robbery

Rail CampaignEly commuters face an unwelcome price hike on their return to work as for the first time season tickets break the £5000 cost barrier.

Labour MEP Alex Mayer and local campaigners were outside Ely Railway Station on Tuesday 2nd January 2018 at 7.45am to slam the 32 per cent price hike since 2010.

Over the period rail fares have risen two times faster than earnings. 

The new year increase will push the price of an Ely to London season ticket to £5152 a year.

Britain’s rail commuters will spend up to five times more of their income than their European counterparts as a result of January’s price hike. 

Alex Mayer MEP said: “It is time to stop the great Tory Train Robbery. The Government are failing passengers. Ely commuters have been hit again and again by eye-watering rail fare rises.

“We need to be encouraging people onto trains not putting obstacles in the way. 

“British commuters spend five times more on train travel than elsewhere in Europe.

“Labour would bring our railways into public ownership, this would mean capped fairs, more reliable services and more investment. It’s time to put passengers first not for profit.” 

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