Rail fare hikes slammed

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04 Jan 2016
Union officials joined Rosie at the town’s railway station to protest at rail fare price increases.

Rosie and members of Aslef and the RMT handed out postcards to commuters that highlighted the increase in rail fares over the past five years.

It was part of a national Labour campaign calling for a return of a publicly-owned railway. The new fare rises came into effect on January 2.

Figures released by Labour show that the cost of an annual season ticket from Doncaster to Scunthorpe has risen by £380 or 24 per cent since 2010.

Rosie said: "Passengers in Doncaster have been hit again and again by eye-watering rail fare rises.

"Fares have now rocketed by almost 25 per cent under this government, far outstripping any increase in most people’s pay packets.

"For many people here, travelling by train isn’t a luxury, it’s how they get to work every day. A season ticket to Scunthorpe now costs over £380 more than in 2010."

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Rosie Winterton MP for Doncaster Central
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