8 out of 10 people oppose the Governments plans to increase fares even
more in 2012. T is was the single most unpopular policy announced in
the spending review. (YouGov).
Since 1997, the cost of train travel has increased in real terms by 13%; the
cost of road travel has fallen by 14% and the
35% Fact: According to Passenger Focus (2009), Britains train tickets
are, on average, the most expensive in Europe.
Day return: Britain 6.92 / Germany
5.08 / Spain 2.52 / France 1.85. (Passenger Focus; averages for
journeys of three to 10 miles).
Annual season ticket: Britain 1,860 / France 990 / Germany
944 / Spain 788 / Italy 444. (Passenger Focus; averages for journeys
of 11 to 25 miles). Fact: T e Campaign for Better
Transport explains that the fare rises, which came into ef ect on 2
January 2011, mean that commuters in some parts of the country
are being asked to pay 5,192, or 20% of the
average UK salary, for their annual season ticket. T is
is the equivalent of transport secretary
Philip Hammond MP being asked to pay 27,034 for a season ticket
average price of a one way f ight from Britain has fallen by