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LABOUR’S EMILY BROTHERS SAYS SUTTON’S HARDWORKING FAMILIES CAN’T GO ON WITH MORE RAIL FARE RISES
TUESDAY 19 AUGUST 2014

 

Photo – Emily Brothers Outside Sutton Train Station

 

Today, passengers have learned their fares will rise by up to 5.5 per cent next year. Commenting on the rise in rail fares, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Sutton and Cheam, Emily Brothers said:
“Hardworking people time and again are having their disposable income cut by this single track austerity coalition for which Paul Burstow continues to signal his support.
“Based on today’s prices Sutton passengers will need to pay an extra £89.10, up to £1,709.10, next year for a Season Ticket to all London terminals.
“Sutton commuters travelling through zone 1 to 6 will need to pay up to £2,413.84 per year, an extra £125.84 if the government doesn’t apply a cap.
“Sutton’s hardworking families can’t go on like this. That’s why a Labour government will cap fares on every route and drive through the biggest reform of the railways since privatisation, delivering a better deal for passengers and taxpayers.”

 

 

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Mary Creagh MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, said:
“David Cameron has failed to stand up for working people struggling with the cost-of-living crisis, allowing train companies to hit passengers with inflation-busting fare rises of over 20 per cent since 2010.