Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 5:09 pm

British Fare Increases Chasing Away Passengers: Critics

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Train fares have gone up in Britain: regulated fares by 4.3 per cent, some unregulated fares by even more. Either way, it’s more than the annual rate of inflation, and that’s the fourth year that has been the case. Critics are charging that the fare increases are in response to increased traffic (instead of adding capacity, they’re trying to reduce demand) and that the end result will be to push passengers away from trains and towards other, more environmentally costly forms of transportation like cars and low-cost airlines. BBC News, The Independent, The Times.

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