Hard working commuters are now paying 26 per cent more for their train fares under the Tories, because of yet another year of rail fare hikes that came into force on Saturday 2 January.

Figures released by Labour show that the annual cost of an annual season ticket from Hornsey – London City Thameslink has risen by £192 or 26 per cent since 2010.

Catherine West, MP for Hornsey & Wood Green, has slammed the Tory government for hammering passengers and commuters. She said: “Passengers have been hit again and again by eye-watering rail fare rises, far outstripping any increase in most people’s pay packets. Commuting for Londoners is now more expensive than any other city in the world.”

“Travelling to work shouldn’t be a luxury and I welcome Sadiq Khan’s pledge to freeze fares for four years if he is elected London Mayor in May.”

“Nationally, Labour’s policy is to bring the railways into public ownership so they can be run for passengers not profit. That means fairer fares, investment in a 21st century railway and giving passengers a stronger voice”.

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