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Com­muters face £6,000 sea­son tick­ets

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

Ash­ford’s rail com­muters and pas­sen­gers face more pain on the train next year. Sea­son ticket prices and other fares are to rise on av­er­age by 3.5%.

The in­creases, an­nounced this week, will see the price of a trav­el­card an­nual sea­son ticket from Ash­ford to Lon­don, which in­cludes High Speed One, rise by £206 to a whop­ping £6,119.

The cost of a year-long stand- ard sea­son ticket, which ex­cludes high speed ser­vices, will in­crease to a hefty £5,754. Ash­ford MP Damian Green said: “The era of above-in­fla­tion rail fare rises needs to come to an end. Rail trav­ellers are be­ing stretched to their lim­its. Higher fares ought to be ac­com­pa­nied by more re­li­able ser­vices.” Drink driver was do­ing 110mph

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