- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Category: Press Releases
MIKE HEDGES AM JOINS CRITICISM OF TRAIN FARE INCREASE
Speaking on the day that Train passengers across England and Wales faced 3.1% fare increase, Swansea East AM Mike Hedges said…. ‘Following all the problems faced by passengers in 2018, it is difficult to see any justification for these increases. I am aware that constituents have faced a number of occasions in the autumn when they had services replaced by busses due to the non-availability of train sets on local services through stations such as Llansamlet. In light of this sort of scenario, how the train companies can justify these increases is beyond me. I look forward to the election of a Labour Government in Westminster which will oversee the return of the Railways to Public Ownership at the earliest opportunity.’
Train fares increased by 3.1% on 2nd January, the highest annual increase since 2013.