Passengers hit by rail fare rises of £320 in Oldham East and Saddleworth under the Tories – Debbie Abrahams MP

Debbie at Greenfield StationHard working commuters are now paying 25 per cent more for their train fares under the Tories, because of yet another year of rail fare hikes that come into force today.

The announcement that rail fares will rise again in January 2016 means that passengers in Oldham East and Saddleworth have been hit by a cost increase of 24 per cent since 2010.

The new fare rises come into effect Saturday 2nd January 2016. Figures released by Labour show that the cost of an annual season ticket from Greenfield to Huddersfield to has risen by £320 or 24 per cent since 2010.

Passengers in Oldham East and Saddleworth have been hit again and again by eye watering rail fare rises. Fares have now rocketed by 25 per cent under the Tories, far outstripping any increase in most people’s pay packets.

For many people here, travelling by train isn’t a luxury, it’s how they get to work every day. A season ticket to Huddersfield now costs over £320 more every year.

Labour’s policy is to bring the railways into public ownership so they can be run for passengers not profit. That means fairer fares, investment in a 21st century railway and giving passengers a stronger voice.

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