Rail fares set to rise across south Essex

Rail fares set to rise across south Essex

Rail fares set to rise across south Essex

First published in News

RAIL fares are set to rise in the new year again.

The Government has released figures which show most people will be paying at least 3.5 per cent more than this year.

The rise is worked out by adding July's rate of inflation, which was 2.5 per cent, with 1 per cent.

However, rail companies have yet to announce the individual price details for each station, which will come into effect from January.

 

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11:48am Tue 19 Aug 14

Now listen for I have something to say says...

Still a bargain compared to the costs of driving and parking, though there will always be the moaners, we all have a choice, don't like, don't use...
Still a bargain compared to the costs of driving and parking, though there will always be the moaners, we all have a choice, don't like, don't use... Now listen for I have something to say
  • Score: -8

11:52am Tue 19 Aug 14

The King of Southend says...

The service from C2C is so good I don't mind paying a little extra.

Some of the snooker tables in first class could do with re-baizing and the wine, port and cigar list could do with refreshing but apart from that I have no complaints.
The service from C2C is so good I don't mind paying a little extra. Some of the snooker tables in first class could do with re-baizing and the wine, port and cigar list could do with refreshing but apart from that I have no complaints. The King of Southend
  • Score: 8

11:56am Tue 19 Aug 14

Now listen for I have something to say says...

The King of Southend wrote:
The service from C2C is so good I don't mind paying a little extra.

Some of the snooker tables in first class could do with re-baizing and the wine, port and cigar list could do with refreshing but apart from that I have no complaints.
The Pink Ball has a tendency to veer off and do it's own thing...
[quote][p][bold]The King of Southend[/bold] wrote: The service from C2C is so good I don't mind paying a little extra. Some of the snooker tables in first class could do with re-baizing and the wine, port and cigar list could do with refreshing but apart from that I have no complaints.[/p][/quote]The Pink Ball has a tendency to veer off and do it's own thing... Now listen for I have something to say
  • Score: 6

12:24pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Nebs says...

All public transport should be free at the point of use, paid for out of general taxation.
All public transport should be free at the point of use, paid for out of general taxation. Nebs
  • Score: -9

12:40pm Tue 19 Aug 14

emcee says...

Now listen for I have something to say wrote:
Still a bargain compared to the costs of driving and parking, though there will always be the moaners, we all have a choice, don't like, don't use...
Yet rail travel (and public transport in general) in the UK is one of the most expensive in the world. It is also inefficient, overcrowded, has a decaying network and there is a "profit before service" attitude of the private companies running the various routes.
Oh, and don't forget, the millions in subsidies that we ALL pay, via our taxes, to the rail companies on top of any fare that is paid.

OK, so it may be cheaper to travel from Southend to London by train than it is to drive, pay congestion charge and a days parking. However, it is not so much a "bargain" for a group of two or four people travelling together. And it becomes even less of a "bargain" when you are travelling anywhere else other than London.

Our railways are an overpriced, over-subsidised, under-maintained and under-invested embarassment to this country and rail travel is far, far, far from being a "bargain".
[quote][p][bold]Now listen for I have something to say[/bold] wrote: Still a bargain compared to the costs of driving and parking, though there will always be the moaners, we all have a choice, don't like, don't use...[/p][/quote]Yet rail travel (and public transport in general) in the UK is one of the most expensive in the world. It is also inefficient, overcrowded, has a decaying network and there is a "profit before service" attitude of the private companies running the various routes. Oh, and don't forget, the millions in subsidies that we ALL pay, via our taxes, to the rail companies on top of any fare that is paid. OK, so it may be cheaper to travel from Southend to London by train than it is to drive, pay congestion charge and a days parking. However, it is not so much a "bargain" for a group of two or four people travelling together. And it becomes even less of a "bargain" when you are travelling anywhere else other than London. Our railways are an overpriced, over-subsidised, under-maintained and under-invested embarassment to this country and rail travel is far, far, far from being a "bargain". emcee
  • Score: 10

1:08pm Tue 19 Aug 14

n-unknown says...

Services such as train lines which help the British public should be run by 'not for profit' businesses.

C2C is an absolute joke at the best of times during commuting hours.
Services such as train lines which help the British public should be run by 'not for profit' businesses. C2C is an absolute joke at the best of times during commuting hours. n-unknown
  • Score: -3

1:26pm Tue 19 Aug 14

jayman says...

Nationalise BR, stabilise the NHS and protect it from asset stripping private healthcare providers.

part of what makes us an attractive place for investment and job creation is that employers don't have to fund a healthcare package for their employees.

having a cheap rail network also makes us an attractive place for investment as we will have a mobile workforce.

two things the Tories will never quite understand.
Nationalise BR, stabilise the NHS and protect it from asset stripping private healthcare providers. part of what makes us an attractive place for investment and job creation is that employers don't have to fund a healthcare package for their employees. having a cheap rail network also makes us an attractive place for investment as we will have a mobile workforce. two things the Tories will never quite understand. jayman
  • Score: 0

2:43pm Tue 19 Aug 14

VeteranOfMany says...

The C2C service is fantastic, good value for money and with the air conditioning, very comfortable on a hot day, well done.
The C2C service is fantastic, good value for money and with the air conditioning, very comfortable on a hot day, well done. VeteranOfMany
  • Score: 5

7:01pm Tue 19 Aug 14

ddf35 says...

n-unknown wrote:
Services such as train lines which help the British public should be run by 'not for profit' businesses.

C2C is an absolute joke at the best of times during commuting hours.
Im not a commuter, but i am friends with a lot of them, and travel with C2c as a leisure traveller. if you think C2c is a joke, you try commuting on the greater anglia line, especially in the summer!!!

i'd be **** off at the fees, but at least id have one of the most reliable commuter services in the area - captial first connect etc also have not so great records!

its still a pile of **** the rail services are in, but i think C2c are one of the good guys in a sea of crap!
[quote][p][bold]n-unknown[/bold] wrote: Services such as train lines which help the British public should be run by 'not for profit' businesses. C2C is an absolute joke at the best of times during commuting hours.[/p][/quote]Im not a commuter, but i am friends with a lot of them, and travel with C2c as a leisure traveller. if you think C2c is a joke, you try commuting on the greater anglia line, especially in the summer!!! i'd be **** off at the fees, but at least id have one of the most reliable commuter services in the area - captial first connect etc also have not so great records! its still a pile of **** the rail services are in, but i think C2c are one of the good guys in a sea of crap! ddf35
  • Score: 2

8:25pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Mikkel1 says...

ALL commuters choose to work where they do by choice, so if they choose to travel by train, then they know the cost in advance and so must be earning it in the first place.
ALL commuters choose to work where they do by choice, so if they choose to travel by train, then they know the cost in advance and so must be earning it in the first place. Mikkel1
  • Score: -3

8:15am Wed 20 Aug 14

Danker1990 says...

I agree with C2C rising their fees but Greater Anglia
No way deserves a rise what with last weeks delays
And continuos delays throughout the year.
They expect people to pay for what is a wage top up
Fund secretly
I agree with C2C rising their fees but Greater Anglia No way deserves a rise what with last weeks delays And continuos delays throughout the year. They expect people to pay for what is a wage top up Fund secretly Danker1990
  • Score: -1

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