Anger at latest train tickets hike

COMMUTERS have slammed a rail fare increase which came into effect in the new year.

Rail operator Greater Anglia has raised ticket prices by an average of 4.2 per cent in line with a Government cap.

Since 2008 a season ticket from Colchester to Liverpool Street has gone up by 21.8 per cent from £3,740 to £4,556, with an increase this year of 4.11 per cent from £4,376.

A Greater Anglia spokesman said: “Annual fare rises help to maintain investment in the railways and are determined largely by government policy as confirmed in the Autumn Statement.”

But passengers have spoken out against the increase, saying there is no improvement in services to justify the rise.

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6:18pm Wed 2 Jan 13

smokeyjoe,colchester says...

Talk about kicking people when they're down. More pressure on already squeezed budgets. Another indirect "tax" on jobs. No justification for this increase apart from more dividends for the shareholders.
Talk about kicking people when they're down. More pressure on already squeezed budgets. Another indirect "tax" on jobs. No justification for this increase apart from more dividends for the shareholders. smokeyjoe,colchester

8:42pm Wed 2 Jan 13

pawkafierce says...

Since 2008 a season ticket from Colchester to Liverpool Street has gone up by 21.8 per cent from £3,740 to £4,556, with an increase this year of 4.11 per cent from £4,376.

Please please could someone explain these figures
Since 2008 a season ticket from Colchester to Liverpool Street has gone up by 21.8 per cent from £3,740 to £4,556, with an increase this year of 4.11 per cent from £4,376. Please please could someone explain these figures pawkafierce

8:49pm Wed 2 Jan 13

botbot says...

pawkafierce wrote:
Since 2008 a season ticket from Colchester to Liverpool Street has gone up by 21.8 per cent from £3,740 to £4,556, with an increase this year of 4.11 per cent from £4,376.

Please please could someone explain these figures
no need to explain your gonna pay it same as gas electric and petrol ;-)
[quote][p][bold]pawkafierce[/bold] wrote: Since 2008 a season ticket from Colchester to Liverpool Street has gone up by 21.8 per cent from £3,740 to £4,556, with an increase this year of 4.11 per cent from £4,376. Please please could someone explain these figures[/p][/quote]no need to explain your gonna pay it same as gas electric and petrol ;-) botbot

8:31am Thu 3 Jan 13

Ossiepith says...

pawkafierce wrote:
Since 2008 a season ticket from Colchester to Liverpool Street has gone up by 21.8 per cent from £3,740 to £4,556, with an increase this year of 4.11 per cent from £4,376.

Please please could someone explain these figures
Think of all those improvements to the service though....er....
[quote][p][bold]pawkafierce[/bold] wrote: Since 2008 a season ticket from Colchester to Liverpool Street has gone up by 21.8 per cent from £3,740 to £4,556, with an increase this year of 4.11 per cent from £4,376. Please please could someone explain these figures[/p][/quote]Think of all those improvements to the service though....er.... Ossiepith

12:43pm Thu 3 Jan 13

bullyboy says...

Dont moan now it was you lot who voted in these parasites if people were to wake up the conservative party should have been dead and buried since the last time they got in and ruined this country elderly people shoved in corridors to die poll tax privatize everything in site the list could go on and on dont worry worse is to come good luck to you all just hope you all have got plenty of money in the bank because your going to need it
Dont moan now it was you lot who voted in these parasites if people were to wake up the conservative party should have been dead and buried since the last time they got in and ruined this country elderly people shoved in corridors to die poll tax privatize everything in site the list could go on and on dont worry worse is to come good luck to you all just hope you all have got plenty of money in the bank because your going to need it bullyboy

3:36pm Thu 3 Jan 13

botbot says...

bullyboy wrote:
Dont moan now it was you lot who voted in these parasites if people were to wake up the conservative party should have been dead and buried since the last time they got in and ruined this country elderly people shoved in corridors to die poll tax privatize everything in site the list could go on and on dont worry worse is to come good luck to you all just hope you all have got plenty of money in the bank because your going to need it
vey true why should tax payers money be spent so that gready people can move out off london to get cheaper houses but still wont london wages '-)
[quote][p][bold]bullyboy[/bold] wrote: Dont moan now it was you lot who voted in these parasites if people were to wake up the conservative party should have been dead and buried since the last time they got in and ruined this country elderly people shoved in corridors to die poll tax privatize everything in site the list could go on and on dont worry worse is to come good luck to you all just hope you all have got plenty of money in the bank because your going to need it[/p][/quote]vey true why should tax payers money be spent so that gready people can move out off london to get cheaper houses but still wont london wages '-) botbot

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