fares set to rise for Burnham and Highbridge rail station users
fares or travellers using Burnham and Highbridge Railway Station
are set to rise next week.
Great Western has announced an increase in all its ticket prices
from January 2nd.
to London Paddington fares will rise by over five per cent. Offpeak
returns rise from £80 to £84.50 while anytime return
tickets increase from £199 to £210.
to Cardiff tickets will rise by six per cent, with offpeak returns
rising from £24.10 to £25.70.
rises come after the government recently capped fare rises at
the current rate of interest plus one per cent, meaning the maximum
rises should be six per cent.
Focus Chief Executive Anthony Smith said: "Passengers will
be relieved that the Government has capped the fares formula at
RPI plus one."
this has still led to average 6 per cent rises, which will not
be reflected in most peoples pay."
"The spotlight will really be on train operating companies
and Network Rail to deliver on their promises about performance
and overcrowding. Us passengers are paying our fair share and
we want and deserve better."
Hopwood, First Great Western's Managing Director, responded: "We
recognise the challenges the current economic climate brings,
and we have worked hard to limit the impact of fares changes on
customers. Many fares across our network wont rise at all,
and those that do - whether regulated or unregulated - will not
rise above the formula set by government."
the average cost of running a car soaring by 12 per cent in the
past year, we hope our decision will encourage even more people
to recognise the value that train travel offers."