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Happy New Year on the Railways

Another new year, another fare increase. It’s 3.4% on average, although there is quite a bit of variation within that. Individual fares may increase by more or less than that. Only a cynic would suggest that it’s fares on busy … Continue reading

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“The biggest rail fare price hike in five years has been announced”

The biggest rail fare price hike in five years has been announced – this is how it affects Greater Manchester commuters “Why are we paying so much for overcrowded trains in the north?” ask campaigners [from the Manchester Evening News, … Continue reading

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“Is seven-mile Marsden to Greenfield train journey still the most expensive in the UK?”

[from the Huddersfield Daily Examiner,Thursday 15th January 2015] Passengers on one of Britain’s most expensive rail routes are calling for a fairer pricing system. At £5.90 (84p per mile) a seven-mile single trans-Pennine trip from Greenfield to Marsden is still … Continue reading

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“As the number of rail passengers goes up in Huddersfield, so will the cost of a train”

Fares going up for the second time this year. It’s a bit naughty for the government to claim the credit for removing the “fares flex”, when they introduced it in the first place, but SMART welcomes the fact that they have … Continue reading

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