Call to end big rail fare hikes

Campaigners today urged an end to above-inflation rail fare rises amid widespread anger at continuing increases.

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Campaigners say decade of rail fare rises is 'shocking'

Rail campaigners held demonstrations outside King's Cross station in London. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Campaign for Better Transport chief executive Stephen Joseph has said the impact of successive Government's policies on rail fares has been "appalling" over the past decade.

Today's price hike is the 10th successive annual rise above inflation.

Campaigners have said some fares have increased by more than 50 per cent during that time.

"It's truly shocking that we have deliberately made getting the train to work an extravagance that many struggle to afford," Mr Joseph added. "The time has come not just to stop the rises but to reduce fares."

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