Commuters bear brunt of new year fare rises
A commuter travelling from Canterbury to London will from Wednesday have to pay £4,812 for an annual standard class season ticket, an increase of £1,332 (38 per cent) since January 2008.
The cost for thousands of season ticket holders journeying from Hove to London will be £4,184, an increase of 27.6 per cent or £904. A City worker arriving from Colchester will have to pay £4,556 a year, an increase of 21.8 per cent, or £816.
Rising costs are not restricted to routes around London. A commuter with a season ticket travelling from Gloucester to Birmingham will have to pay £3,640, a rise of 26.7 per cent or £768 more than in 2008. The journey between Morpeth and Newcastle will be 16 per cent more expensive.
If you want to live in Canterbury and work in London then who should be paying the cost of that commute? You, the commuter? Or the taxpayer in subsidies?
Quite, can’t see why the dustman or the nurse should be scalped so you can live in Kent. Suck it up matey, your choice, your costs.