Cheadle Commuters Hit with £42.56 Hike in Rail Fares

  • Liberal Democrats call for fare freeze as cost of living crisis worsens
  • Annual season ticket for Cheadle commuters forecasted to reach £1,283.09 for the first time
  • London travelcards for tube and bus services set to be scrapped for Greater Manchester passengers

The cost of an annual season ticket for Cheadle commuters will rise by the most in a decade today despite the cost of living crisis worsening. 

Annual season ticket prices between Cheadle Hulme and Manchester Piccadily will rise by a staggering £42.56 to £1,162.56. 

By 2026, the annual season ticket for Cheadle commuters is forecasted to be £1,283.09 if the Government does not freeze rail fares. The rise comes despite reduced services compared to pre-pandemic timetables. 

Daily travelcards for those travelling on national rail services to London are also set to be scrapped, meaning passengers will pay more for tube and bus services in the capital. 

The Liberal Democrats are calling for rail fares to be frozen for five years and for pre-pandemic timetables to be restored. 

Tom Morrison, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Cheadle, said: 

 "It is outrageous to hike rail fares in the middle of a cost of living crisis. This Conservative Government is completely out of touch. 

"Tax rises are coming, energy bills are skyrocketing and now rail fares are set to rise for people in Cheadle. 

"I am calling for a fair deal for people in Cheadle with a fare freeze and the Government to cancel all tax hikes. The cost of living crisis is getting worse by the week and Boris Johnson is too busy trying to save his own job." 

"We should be making green forms of transport cheaper, yet this Conservative Government is determined to make rail more expensive than ever before." 

Join Tom in calling for a rail fares freeze by signing his petition below:

Freeze Rail Fares

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