Brighton to London season tickets continue to rise

Besi Besemar January 1, 2015

The cost of a Brighton to London Season ticket has risen by 24% since 2010.

Nancy Platts: Labour Parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven
Nancy Platts: Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven

Season tickets across the country are rising by an average of 4.2%, with the latest fare rises coming into effect tomorrow, January 2, 2015.

Since 2010, passengers in Brighton and Hove have been hit with massive fare rises of over 20% with a season ticket for passengers from London to Brighton rising by 24% from £3,556 to £4,408, an increase of £852.

Nancy Platts, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, said: “I will continue to campaign for a better deal for railway passengers and taxpayers. This can be done by reforming the railways, simplifying the ticketing system and enforcing a strict cap on fares on every route. 

“People living in Brighton are already struggling with the rising cost of living under this Government.¬†¬†Forcing people to pay more to travel on trains that are frequently delayed and overcrowded to get to work is not acceptable. That why I will be pressing for rail franchises to be returned to public ownership as each one comes up for renewal¬†¬†so that all profits go back into providing a better deal for passengers and not into the pockets of shareholders.

“Labour will give passengers a voice in how the railways are run and stop passengers getting fleeced at ticketing machines by making it a legal right for passengers to be sold the cheapest available ticket for their journey.”

Nancy will be joining the Action for Rail demonstration planned outside Brighton station on Monday, January 5 from 7am-9am.