Mayor Sadiq Khan: Time to stop the cycle of misery for rail commuters

15 August 2017

The Mayor, Sadiq Khan has responded to news that the government is set to increase rail fares by up to 3.6 per cent in January. UK rail passengers spend up to six times as much of their salary on rail fares as other European passengers.

Yet despite these sky-high prices, commuters here face some of the worst services with strikes, delays and overcrowding. Sadiq has asked government to stop this cycle of misery. He says there is still time for ministers to stop this unacceptable fare increase.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan says:

“There’s still time for ministers to stop this unacceptable fare increase and I’m calling on them to do the decent thing and match my TfL fares freeze for the good of all Londoners.

If I can freeze TfL fares, then there is no reason why they can’t do the same for national rail and commuter services.”

Find out more about the Mayor’s fares freeze.

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