Season tickets for people living in Cambridge have risen a whopping £884 under the Conservative-LibDem Government.
The latest fare hikes came into effect on 2 January meaning a season ticket from Cambridge to Kings Cross now costs £4648.
Daniel Zeichner Labour candidate for Cambridge is campaigning for a better deal for passengers and taxpayers. This can be done by reforming the railways, simplifying the ticketing system and enforcing a strict cap on fares on every route. Labour will give passengers a voice in how the railways are run and stop passengers getting flecced at ticket machinces by making it a legal right for passengers to be sold the cheapest available ticket for the journey.
Daniel Zeichner said:
“Cameron and Clegg are presiding over a rip-off railway. Out of touch ministers talk about ‘comfortable commuting’ but this is a world away from the reality for Cambridge commuters packed like sardines in overcrowded carriages. The LibDems and Tories have failed to stand up for working people in Cambridge struggling with the cost of living crisis and have allowed the train companies to hit passengers commuting to work with massive fare rises of over 20% since 2010.”