It has been announced that regulated rail fares will increase by 3.5% in 2015.
This rise could add another £259 to a Corby to London season ticket. David Cameron has already allowed train companies to sting passengers with inflation-busting fare rises of over 20%, so these further increases are another blow to working people in Corby and East Northamptonshire.
We can’t go on like this. A Labour government will cap annual fares on every route and enact the biggest railway reforms since privatisation, delivering a better deal for passengers and taxpayers.
I am also campaigning for service improvements and cheaper car park prices at Corby station.