Travel blow

Scottish rail fares up 3.8%, two months before England

Waverley station passenger ticket gate

Travellers will pay more from next month

Rail fares in Scotland will increase by 3.8% from 24 January – two months earlier than in England.

The decision prompted Manuel Cortes, TSSA General Secretary, to say the SNP was claiming to be green while discouraging rail travel.

“It’s disgraceful to see the SNP rushing ahead of the Tories by raising ticket prices two months earlier than the rest of Britain,” he said.

The TSSA says that increasing rail fares at a time when more is needed to encourage passengers back onto the rail network is “staggeringly counter-productive”.

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