Anorak

Anorak | Arriva Arriva! Speedy Rail Fares Set To Rise Again

Arriva Arriva! Speedy Rail Fares Set To Rise Again

by | 1st, June 2007

arriva1.jpg SMALL wonder more and more people are deciding to work from home.

With the Government doing all it can to discourage the humble commuter from travelling by car, it then expects them to pay through the nose for tardy and crowded train services.

Now rail passengers are facing the threat of even more big price hikes after two operators decided to substantially increase their fares.

In Wales, Arriva Trains have decided to raise their off-peak fares by over 30 per cent and South West Trains are targeting the off-peak traveller, hiking up their ticket prices by 20 per cent.

Surprisingly, these huge fare increases have not been challenged by the Office of Rail Regulation, leaving consumer groups and unions angry and fearful that other rail companies will follow suit and raise their prices.

Anthony Smith, chief executive

You have already read 1 premium article for free today
Access immediately the premium content with Multipass

Or come back tomorrow



Posted: 1st, June 2007 | In: Money Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed: RSS 2.0 | TrackBack | Permalink