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    • matt10001
    • By matt10001 12th Aug 18, 10:07 PM
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    Train fare rises
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    • 12th Aug 18, 10:07 PM
    Train fare rises 12th Aug 18 at 10:07 PM
    Can we do anything regarding trains fares going up every year. Next year I believe the fares will go up 3.5%. My service is not getting any better and as there is no competition I canít see it getting any better anytime soon. My wages are not going up so I will have to cut back or look for a job closer to home. I told my mp and he said he gets the train every week and so the train service is an important issue for him. I email back saying as he gets a travel allowance it wonít affect him. I didnít receive a reply.
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    • Exile_geordie
    • By Exile_geordie 13th Aug 18, 12:52 PM
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    • 13th Aug 18, 12:52 PM
    You can buy your season ticket before the rise on jan 1st(or whenever it is)

    Or maybe see if splitting your season ticket between 2 stations works out cheaper
    Last edited by Exile_geordie; Yesterday at 3:21 PM.
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    • Pennywise
    • By Pennywise 14th Aug 18, 10:02 AM
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    • 14th Aug 18, 10:02 AM
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    • 14th Aug 18, 10:02 AM
    Find an alternative. The only way is direct action. Passenger numbers are already falling, so sooner or later the govt/regulatory bodies etc will take note and do something, not just about pricing, but also about modernisation (of both trains and working practices), lengthening trains, providing better facilities (or any at all!) etc.

    Up here in Northern land, the train service is now so poor (not so much pricing, but cancellations, ancient trains, short trains, etc) that more and more people have no choice but to use alternatives if they want to live a normal life, i.e. commute to work etc.
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 14th Aug 18, 10:42 AM
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    • 14th Aug 18, 10:42 AM
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    • 14th Aug 18, 10:42 AM
    Buy a car and drive if you find the railways too expensive . Cars don't get cancelled or have less seats some days. Modernisation is in your hands, if you feel your vehicle is too old you can just buy a new one, though mine is 18 years old and still going along fine so I'm keeping it.

    By the way, the price of road fuel has increased by approx 12-14% in the last year (govt figures to mid-July), so you might not be escaping increasing costs.
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    • thebigstillmeister
    • By thebigstillmeister 14th Aug 18, 11:19 AM
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    • 14th Aug 18, 11:19 AM
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    • 14th Aug 18, 11:19 AM
    Find an alternative. The only way is direct action. Passenger numbers are already falling, so sooner or later the govt/regulatory bodies etc will take note and do something, not just about pricing, but also about modernisation (of both trains and working practices), lengthening trains, providing better facilities (or any at all!) etc.

    Up here in Northern land, the train service is now so poor (not so much pricing, but cancellations, ancient trains, short trains, etc) that more and more people have no choice but to use alternatives if they want to live a normal life, i.e. commute to work etc.
    Originally posted by Pennywise
    ..easy to say unless you commute in to central London every day,
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