Rail fig­ures don’t add up

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THE Labour Party has pledged to re­duce rail fares by 33 per cent at a cost of £1.5 bil­lion.

The to­tal value of fares paid by pas­sen­gers for the pe­riod 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (fig­ures for 2018/19 are not yet avail­able) were £9.9bil­lion, as pub­lished in Rail Mag­a­zine.

One third of which would be a cost of £3.3bil­lion.

Once again the Labour Party fig­ures do not add up. J Hed­ley, Rams­bot­tom

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