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Have your say: Rail fares increase again
10:32am Thursday 2nd January 2014 in News
Sussex commuters woke up this morning to yet another rise in rail fares.
While the average rise of 3.1% in fares was the lowest increase for the past four years, it represented another rise in costs at a time when many people are facing higher bills and stagnant wages.
The 3.1% rise taking effect today is for regulated fares which include season tickets. The increase on unregulated fares, typically off-peak leisure tickets, is not capped.
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The Department for Transport said the Government understood concerns rail passengers had about the costs of fares and their impact on household budgets, which was why fares had been limited to the rate of inflation.
The department added the fares passengers paid would "continue to drive forward the biggest programme of rail modernisation ever, with £38 billion being invested over the next five years".
We want to know if you think the latest increases are justified?
Have you seen the results of the investment? Or do you think you are not getting value for money?
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