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Rail fare price hikes add to workers’ costs

A 3.5 per cent rise in rail fares will put extra pressure on people trying to make their wages stretch, Citizens Advice has warned.

Gillian Guy, Chief Executive of national charity Citizens Advice, said:

“Rocketing rail fares are forcing commuters into an impossible balancing act. A 3.5 per cent fare hike combined with rising childcare bills and increasing housing costs all take an extra bite from flat pay packets, forcing workers to stretch their wages even further.

“Despite the rise in fares, many people still face problems with rail services. Over 8,000 people have sought online help on how to claim compensation for cancelled or delayed trains in the past month, making it the most common transport problem people are getting online help on.”

New figures from Citizens Advice find:

•27,500 people sought transport advice online between April and June this year

•Citizens Advice Bureaux across the county have helped with 4,500 problems with public transport in between July 2013 and June 2014.

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