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Ellen Forster

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South East hit hard by rising rail prices

Rail fare rises in England and Wales have come into effect this week, affecting both standard and regulated fares.

Regulated fares - including season tickets - have risen by up to 2.5%, while the average fare of a rail ticket in Britain will increase by 2.2%.

Meanwhile, according to the BBC, commuters have faced rail delays in East Anglia, Wales and between London and Crewe.

The Campaign for Better Transport said the cost of a Milton Keynes to London season ticket had risen by £930 (23.5%) since January 2010. The price of a 2015 ticket is £4,888.

The group said this was one of a number of fares to increase by about four times more than average wages over the five-year period.

Earlier this week, Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne stated he would not be taking his bonus after major disruption was caused by Christmas engineering works.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ellen Forster .

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