commuters in Burnham-On-Sea area face 3.1% fares hike
commuters travelling from Burnham and Highbridge Train Station
face an increase in the price of their season tickets from the
start of January.
Great Western has announced its new prices, which will rise with
inflation at 3.1%.
Chancellor announced in December that regulated rail prices would
increase in line with Julys RPI inflation measure, rather
than RPI plus one per cent as had previously been the case.
Great Western managing director Mark Hopwood said: "I am
delighted to say that all of our fares will be kept in line with
inflation at 3.1 per cent. The money raised by Government through
fares ensures investment in more trains, better stations and faster
anything which reduces the cost of price rises is good news for
customers and the industry as a whole."
latest changes affect all tickets, including advance purchase
and season tickets, for travel from January 2nd.
fares increase comes despite concern from some commuters about
the age of overcrowded trains being used.
Joseph, of the Campaign for Better Transport, said: "Some
trains are well past retirement age. We need a proper long-term
Government strategy to replace old trains with new ones."