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TUC: UK rail fares rising three times as fast as wages

TUC: UK rail fares rising three times as fast as wages

Rail fares for season tickets, and other regulated fares, have risen nearly three times faster than wages over the last five years, according to new analysis published by the TUC. Commissioned alongside the rail unions’ Action for Rail campaign, the analysis shows that between 2010 and 2015 fares increased by 25 per cent, while average pay went up by just nine per cent.

British prime minister makes UK rail fares pledge

British prime minister makes UK rail fares pledge

10 April 2015 Rail & Coach News

British prime minister David Cameron has pledged a real-term freeze on nearly half of all rail fares during the general election campaign. The Tory politician said the move would save an average rail commuter £400 between now and 2020. The move, which would extend a freeze currently in place, would cover regulated fares.

Urban rail news in brief - January 2010

Urban rail news in brief - January 2010

4 January 2010 Press Release Rail & Coach News

The EU Regional Operational Programme will provide 85% of the 162m zloty needed for MPK Czestochowa’s tram expansion. The project involves construction of a 4·5 km double-track line with nine stops for around 98·7m zloty. Seven new low-floor trams will be acquired for 63m zloty.