commuters in Burnham-On-Sea area face 4.1% fares hike
commuters in the Burnham-On-Sea area will see fares rise by an
average of 4.1 per cent next year - including the price of season
Regulated rail fares are expected to rise by an extra one per
cent when they are announced in January.
who use Highbridge and Burnham Rail Station will face a steep
increase in fares.
Governement says the rise will fund investment in the rail network,
but consumer group Passenger First has reacted angrily to the
Sidebottom, passenger director at Passenger Focus, said: "Passengers
will shrug wearily at the news that regulated fares in England
are set to rise next January to an average of 4.1 per cent."
passengers are the main funders of the railway it is crucial that,
in return for this rise, more trains arrive on time, investment
in future improvements continues and the basic promises the industry
make are delivered."
is clearly in passengers' interests that some fares are regulated.
However, the way that train companies are allowed so much flexibility
to set fares on individual routes is unfair."
companies cannot explain to an individual passenger why their
fare has gone up by a certain amount. That is not transparent