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Rail fare increases "are effectively a tax on jobs" - Tom Copley AM

Responding to analysis showing that rail fares have risen nearly three times faster than wages in the past five years, Labour London Assembly Member, Tom Copley AM, said:

"After years of inflation-busting fare hikes and another rise to come in January, many commuters will be left struggling to understand why they are forced to pay more yet see little improvement to their service.

"For the many Londoners who have no choice but to commute to work, ticket price increases are effectively a tax on jobs.

"For far too long commuters, particularly those in Outer London, have been left to pay through the nose for dramatically overcrowded and often unreliable rail services. Yet despite years of promises that we will see improvements, remarkably little progress has been made."

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