Response from Mayor of London to confirmation that rail fares will increase by 3.4 per cent in January

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said –

“Confirmation of yet another big hike in rail fares, caused by the Government’s failure to act, will rightly leave Londoners furious. Passengers have faced a further year of delays, cancellations and overcrowding, and next year’s increase, the biggest in five years, is a slap in the face for long-suffering commuters.

“People are rightly fed up. If I can take action with TfL and freeze fares while improving services, so should the government. It is about time the government stood up to these underperforming private rail companies. With many Londoners’ wages not keeping up with inflation, it will be a further squeeze on people’s income at the worst possible time.”

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