Season tickets for commuters in the South West have increased by 20% since 2010. The new fare prices came into effect on the 2nd January 2015, hitting passengers with another fare increase with no real improvement in the rail service. Cllr Mick Lerry the Labour Candidate for the Bridgwater and West Somerset Constituency has promised that Labour will campaign for a better service for passengers, by reforming the rail service and by enforcing a cap on rail fares prices.
“Labour will stop passengers being fleeced at ticket machines by making sure that passengers are sold the cheapest ticket for their journey. Labour will make sure that passengers are given a voice as to how railways are run”, said Mick.
Cllr Mick Lerry said: “David Cameron has presided over a rip-off railway service in Britain. He has failed to stand up for working people struggling with the cost of living crisis and has allowed train companies to increase fares above 20% since 2010 for constituents.Out of touch Ministers talk about ‘fair fares for comfortable commuting’, but this is a world away from the reality that rail passengers face”.
Cllr Mick Lerry
Labour PPC for Bridgwater and West Somerset Constituency