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Burton rail passengers face huge fare hikes, says TUC

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 20, 2014

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RAIL passengers are facing 'wage-busting hikes' next year, union leaders have warned.

The TUC has predicted that fares in the region will rise by more than three per cent on average from January.

A season ticket from Burton to Stoke will rise by £100, according to its rail fare projector, with other routes used by commuters in the region also set to rise.

Lee Barron, regional secretary for the TUC, said: "Yet again rail commuters in the Midlands are going to suffer from inflation busting rail fare rises for the coming year. And, of course, this is all happening at a time whilst wages are continuing to fall in real terms."

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  • mattlong  |  August 20 2014, 9:47PM

    Again this is appalling. Does anyone believe the ideology which we are fed that increased prices = better quality of rail service? Utter rubbish. Price rises are a disincentive to use public transport.