Waverley commuters hit with £150+ hike in rail fares

The cost of an annual season ticket for Waverley commuters will rise by the most in a decade today (Tuesday 1st March) despite the cost of living crisis worsening.

By David Busby, Feb 28, 2022 5:02

Annual season ticket prices from Farnham, Godalming and Haslemere to London will rise by between £150 and £170.

By 2026, the annual season ticket price for Waverley commuters is forecasted to be between £4,700 and £5,125 if the Government does not freeze rail fares. The rise comes despite reduced services compared to pre-pandemic timetables. 

Daily travelcards for those travelling on national rail services to London are also set to be scrapped, meaning passengers will pay more for tube and bus services in the capital.

The Liberal Democrats are calling for rail fares to be frozen for five years and for pre-pandemic timetables to be restored. 

Paul Follows, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for South West Surrey, said:

“It is outrageous to hike rail fares in the middle of a cost of living crisis. This Conservative Government is completely out of touch. 

“Tax rises are coming, energy bills are skyrocketing and now rail fares are set to rise for commuters in Farnham, Godalming and Haslemere

“I am calling for a fair deal for people in South West Surrey with a fare freeze and the Government to cancel all tax hikes. The cost of living crisis is getting worse by the week and Boris Johnson is too busy trying to save his own job."

We should be making green forms of transport cheaper, yet this Conservative Government is determined to make rail more expensive than ever before.”

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