Submitted on Friday 19th August 2011
Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017
Current status: Rejected
Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)
Cheaper Rail Fares
Hard-hit rail commuters face average fare hikes of 8% in the new year, which in my opinion is unacceptable. The government are trying to promote rail travel in a bid to lower the country's carbon foot print, however many commuters are being priced out of rail travel all together. As a result of this, many commuters are resorting to a less-eco mode of transport, the majority using cars, which in the long term is more expensive than rail travel.
The Rail Minister says this eye-watering rise is required to help Ministers pay for the Crossrail and Thameslink construction , two major projects now under way in London.
But it is difficult to see how fares will be more “equitable” – or fairer – when London’s interests continue to come first in this way. The rest of the country isn't going to benefit and London always seems to be the priority.
Bring back cheaper rail travel!
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