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Lib Dems: Rail fare rise an insult to passengers

August 15, 2019 9:13 AM

Lib Dems: Rail fare rise an insult to passengers

Responding to the reports that rail fares are set to rise by 2.8% in January, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Weston-super-Mare Cllr Patrick Keating said:

"It is an insult to passengers to see yet another rail fare rise. People in Weston-super-Mare and the nearby villages depend on rail services to commute to employment in Bristol, but are paying for hugely expensive tickets whilst their services remain regularly delayed, over-crowded and often cancelled.

"John Penrose and the Conservatives have continually let down passengers. The Liberal Democrats have been long calling for an immediate fare freeze funded by the Government who must take responsibility for our failing railways - but to no avail.

"The Liberal Democrats demand better. In government, the Liberal Democrats would not only freeze rail fares, but transform our railways by overhauling our ticket system as well as investing in our railways to make them more efficient and sustainable."