Paid your new rail fare this morning?

#farefail banner drop at St Pancras

#farefail banner drop at St Pancras

#farefail banner at St Pancras station

#farefail banner at St Pancras station

fat controller jazz band playing their first notes and banner is up at St Pancras!

fat controller jazz band playing their first notes and banner is up at St Pancras!

shadow transport sec Maria Eagle at protest this morning

shadow transport sec Maria Eagle at protest this morning

pissed off rail commuter

pissed off rail commuter

The day we decide to act it is our lucky day. — Paulo Coelho

I work part time – if I didnt cycle, my commuting costs would mean I couldnt afford to live in London! — Kat Ann

Just paid your new rail fare this morning, bought a new season ticket just to get to work? You will need a day off to recover from the shock.

Yesterday new rail fares came into force. An average rise of 5.9%. Some seeing in excess of 10% increase. Passengers travelling from Devon and Cornwall to the Midlands, the North and Scotland will have seen their rail fares double.

Do not sit back and moan, do something about it!

Tweet @hmtreasury with the hashtags #farefail #railfail and give your old and new fare. You may also wish to text to 88802 with ref FAREFAIL, or call the Treasury 020 7270 5000 and give your views on the unfair hike in frail fares.

Sign up to the #fairfail campaign for fairer fares.

British rail passengers are paying the highest fares in Europe for an appalling service.

Not one penny from these fare hikes is budgeted to improve the railways or encourage more people to choose the train. Instead it’s a tax on rail-users.

Were HMRC to recover unpaid taxes from corporate tax dodgers, billions of pounds are owing in unpaid taxes, there would be more than sufficient money for railways, decent health care, education, museums and libraries.

This morning the Fat Controller and his Jazz Band entertained and engaged with passengers at St Pancras International.

On Thursday 5th January Climate Rush will welcome brave commuters into Charing Cross Station. These commuters will risk arrest – showing their anger at rail fare increases – by refusing to show their train tickets on their morning commute. From 8.30am at Charing Cross Station Climate Rush will welcome these daring commuter/activists into London – offering them the silver service that their extortionate ticket price should include. Pull on your first sash of 2012 and demand fair fares for all.

And less we forget, it is not only rail fares. Hikes in bus fares are far outstripping inflation. Once again it is the privateers who are benefiting, not the hard-pressed travelling public. Often the same privateers who are ripping us off on the trains. In many parts of the country bus fares have gone up by 20%!

Top story The Digital Mission Daily (Wednesday 4 January 2012).

Farce of rail price hikes
Letter from Campaign for Better Transport, Climate Rush and supporters
Voices from the Occupation – The Great British Train Robbery
Bus fare rises outstrip inflation
Who cares about the railways?

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One Response to “Paid your new rail fare this morning?”

  1. Bhima Says:

    A system/government/company/person only has power for as long as there is a (public) consensus which recognises it, accepts it and obeys it, therefore legitimising it.. If we want to change something, we should not be apathetic to that which we see as wrong in the world. Our silence and our lack of action is taken to be our consent and our approval… The of world tomorrow is defined by the voices of today.. so let’s all start screaming.. and make our descendants proud of us.

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