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Passengers hit by rail fare rises of 25 per cent in Norwich South under the Tories

Hard working commuters are now paying 25 per cent more for their train fares under the Tories, because of yet another year of rail fare hikes that come into force today.

The announcement that rail fares will rise again in January 2016 means that passengers in Norwich South have been hit by a cost increase of £1,528 per cent since 2010.

The new fare rises came into effect this weekend.  Figures released by Labour show that the cost of an annual season ticket from Norwich to Norwich has risen by £1,528 or 25 per cent since 2010.

Clive Lewis, Labour MP for Norwich South, has slammed the Tory government for hammering passengers and commuters. They said:

“Passengers in Norwich have been hit again and again by eye-watering rail fare rises. Fares have now rocketed by 25 per cent under the Tories, far outstripping any increase in most people’s pay packets and because of chronic under-investment we’re still years away from Norwich in 90.

 “Labour's policy is to bring the railways into public ownership so they can be run for passengers not profit. That means fairer fares, investment in a 21st century railway and giving passengers a stronger voice." 

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