Thursday 6 January 2011

Eltham train fare increases 2010

The usual New Year train fare increase is not good news for most people but Eltham-ites face a particularly steep rise. The Bexley Times has this take on it today :
"Commuters from Eltham faced the third highest season ticket price increase across the capital at 12.8 per cent, Erith was fifth with 12.71 per cent and Sidcup was seventh, bringing their season ticket from £1,272 last year to £1,432 this year.

Train company Southeastern — responsible for 540 miles of train-track and 179 stations in the south-east — blamed the increases on reduced government subsidy."  Read more...

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