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Postby Invicta » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:28 am

Rail fares will increase by 3.4% next year.
My young neighbour will pay £6900 from West Kent to London Terminals.
This is a standard but flexible ticket. He travels early and works late so needs the flexibility.
He has a good job in Ship Brokering and I presume is well paid but £6900 is a huge sum to fork out. :wink: Ken
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Re: Rail fare increase

Postby filsgreen » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:49 am

Just got a price for a comparable journey here, Ken. I got the mileage from sevenoaks in Kent to Euston station, it said 30 miles. Comparable journey here is Liverpool to Preston, well it's actually 32 miles, guess how much a season ticket is with Southwest Railways the provider?
£2788! Talk about a north/south divide.

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Re: Rail fare increase

Postby Bonesy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:15 am

A similar Trio ticket for Mersey Travel which includes bus, rail and ferry covering an area from Southport to Speke costs about £1600 per annum.


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Re: Rail fare increase

Postby Invicta » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:55 am

Two stops further on Phil, TONBRIDGE, about 12 miles further down. The track splits there, one line to East (Dover etc ) the other South to Hastings/Eastbourne.
We can't use bus passes for trains Keith and our nearest ferry is Dover :lol:
The odd occasion I go to town now, the service is good but my day return with Tube costs £21 off peak.
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Re: Rail fare increase

Postby dorothy834 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:17 am

Ken..they need new shovels :D
I see you should be expecting snow anytime now
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Re: Rail fare increase

Postby Invicta » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:26 am

Yes, overnight they say Dorothy. The Kent Weald here is quite high so we get it from the North East direction.
We live at the bottom of a valley and have been “ marooned” here by snow on about 5 occasions. Three years ago I bought an AWD car just in case and haven’t seen a snowflake since :lol: Ken
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Re: Rail fare increase

Postby Bonesy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:35 am

Ken, it's strange how fares differ. Last week in London a day pass for the train and bus from Marlow to London Marylebone was £10 pp, think that was with Chiltern Rail.

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Re: Rail fare increase

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:52 am

It’s not just the rail increase, it’s almost everything that you buy, council tax, water charges, gas, leccy, and food prices all go up each year this is rip off Britain. :x :roll:
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