'Persecution of commuters' brings record rail takings [Telegraph]

Date: 15/03/2013

Campaigners called for action to reduce the soaring cost of train travel, which went up for season ticket holders by an average of 4.2 per cent this year. In the final three months of 2012, passenger revenue in Britain rose to £1.96 billion, an increase of 8.3 per cent on the same period a year earlier and the highest quarterly figure on record. [From Mark Bartlett]

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'Persecution of commuters' brings record rail takings


Ministers have been told to end the “persecution of commuters” after new figures showed that rail companies earned record revenue from fares last year while passenger numbers soared.

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