Rail Fares

The Great Train Robbery - Why This Government Is Mugging Us Off

Kylie Barton | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Politics
Kylie Barton

We, the commuters, look forward to hearing more about these trials, and plead with parliament to take The Railway Bill seriously, we have had enough.

Private Rail Has Failed Us - Bring It Back to Public Ownership

Baroness Jones | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Politics
Baroness Jones

This situation cannot and should not go on. Our railways are a public service, enabling people to get to work and linking families and friends who are separated by long distances. They can, and should, be the pathways to our business success and our engagement in leisure. Instead, they are overpriced, but underfunded. Overcrowded, but understaffed. Driven by profit, not by what is best for passengers. But there is an alternative.

Train Prices Are Rising But There's Been A Nice Surprise For Londoners Travelling Today

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 02.01.2016 | UK

While many have today been involved in the annual train fare price rise moan, Londoners were treated to a nice surprise on Saturday morning. Ticket...

As Rail Fares Rise Again, Commuters Are Entitled to Ask Just Where Their Extra Money Is Going

Lilian Greenwood MP | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Politics
Lilian Greenwood MP

A 1% rise might seem relatively small, but set against fare rises in previous years it represents an overall increase of 25% since 2010. On the most expensive routes this means that some passengers are paying over a thousand pounds more, each year, just to get to work.

Rail Fares Have Risen Three Times Faster Than Wages, And Commuters Are Furious

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

Rail fares have risen nearly three times faster than wages over the past five years, leaving commuters "seriously out of pocket", according to a new r...

Massive Delays As Rail Fares Rise AGAIN

PA | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK

Rail fare rises today have been accompanied by all-too-familiar failings on tracks and trains. As season ticket-holders came to terms with increase...

How Rail Companies Could Avoid Increasing Train Fares

Henry Stewart | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK
Henry Stewart

If standard class carriages generate 61% more income, then it would seem to be a simple financial decision to start converting first class carriages on their own initiative? This does depend on more demand being created for standard class.

Brace Yourself For Yet Another Rail Fare Hike

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Politics

Rail passengers will suffer yet another price hike from January 2015, with some fares set to go up by as much as 5.5%. The new-year rise, means tha...

London Commuters Want Bosses to Offer Flexible Working as Rail Fares Rise Again

Andrew Millard | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Millard

Here's an alarming statistic for you: more than one in five commuters say rising fares are leading to them considering looking for work outside of London according to a OnePoll survey of over 500 London workers. This would be a disaster for the Capital's business scene. Can you imagine losing more than 20 per cent of your workforce to rising commuter costs?

'Renationalise It Now'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Furious campaigners say it is time to renationalise Britain's railways as commuters are handed yet another fare rise. As many Britons returned to w...

£5,000 For The Train To Work

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

Tired of cramming on to a delayed train to get to work every morning? For people living in parts of Kent, insult has just been added to injury, wit...

Boris Attacked For Tube Fare 'Stunt'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Boris Johnson has come under fire for a 'highly politicised stunt' over tube fares in London after prices for 2014 were unveiled. Public transport ...

Rail Fare Rises 'Restricted' - But Unions Say Move Is A 'Con'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

New year price rises to rail tickets in England will not surge as high as originally predicted, with the government capping additional rises put on by...

First Great Western Accused Of 'Secret 11% Fare Hike'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

First Great Western has been accused of "daylight robbery" by secretly increasing advance rail fares by over 11%. The Transport Salaried Staffs As...

Rail Fares To Go Up Again

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK

Rail minister takes a limo between Essex and Westminster It is the news guaranteed to raise the blood pressure of commuters struggling into work on...

Council Blocks on the Way Back as Brits Priced Out of Their Capital?

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK
Dan Ehrlich

Today London has become one of the world's most expensive cities (overall ranked 6th) in the key categories of housing, food, transportation and entertainment. It has the world's most expensive office space and took over from Paris as priciest night-out capital. What makes this all the more curious is that the average Brit isn't a wealthy person

Rail Fares on the Rise: The Challenge of Change

Alexander Jan | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Politics
Alexander Jan

Unlike buying a car or new kitchen, the hard pressed commuter of today is often paying for improvements that will be enjoyed years from now. When upgrades do arrive, the benefits are often taken up in the form of catering for increased demand.

As If Train Fare Rises Weren't Enough

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK

Only days after train fares rose by an inflation-busting average of 4.2%, rail firms have been accused of "ripping off" passengers by increasing car p...

Rail Fares Minister Simon Burns Prefers Commuting By Chauffeur-Driven Car

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

Rail fares minister Simon Burns is under fire after it emerged he shuns commuting by train in favour of a costly chauffeur driven government car. A...

Funny Tweets Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Hello, good afternoon and welcome to our first round up of funny tweets from the year that IS 2013. Take that, Mayans! And we think you'll agree th...

Off the Rails

B.J. Epstein | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Politics
B.J. Epstein

Considering what you get for the amount of money you pay for a rail journey in this country and considering how essential it is that we encourage people to use public transportation, this rise in fares is something we need to rail against.

Inflation-Busting Rail Fare Increases Bite Commuters

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK

The mid-winter will be bleaker for millions of rail travellers today as inflation-busting fare rises take effect. Regulated fares, which include se...

'Intolerable' Rail Season Tickets Attacked

PA | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK

Some rail season ticket holders will face fare rises of almost 6% in January, it has been revealed. An annual ticket from Canterbury in Kent to Lon...

Jessica Elgot

Third Class Tickets?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

Fiery union leader Bob Crow has accused the government of taking the country back 50 years, after the Department of Transport admitted new rail franch...

Shock Inflation Rise To Push Rail Fares Even Higher

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK

Hard-hit rail commuters face a greater-than-expected 6.2% hike in average fares in the new year after official figures revealed a shock rise in the in...