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Lower train price rises are welcome, but will the Mayor now check his rise in travelcards? – Caroline Pidgeon

December 5, 2013 5:53 PM

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the news today that from January 2014 the average regulated train fare will now go up by the inflation rate of 3.1%, as opposed to the planned rate of 4.1% rate said:

"For many years London residents who rely on train services, along with many commuters from outer London, have faced incredibly painful fare rises. At a time when people's finances are under so much pressure even a rise by the rate of inflation is still hard for people to deal with, but it is at least a step in the right direction.

"After this check on regulated train fares the Mayor must now explain why he is boasting about 'freezing' fares when in reality on Tuesday he pushed up the price of travelcards by inflation plus 1 per cent from next year."

"Following Coalition Government intervention, Boris Johnson must now bring down Travelcard fare rises to no more than inflation"