Fare increases on the way for local train passengers

South West Trains urged to think again says Steve Brine.

Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Winchester Steve Brine has said it "beggars belief" that train passengers face a big hike in fares from this May.

Steve says; “Coming just a matter of months after price increases of nearly 20% at station car parks, it beggars belief that South West Trains are now pushing up fares by a similar amount.  They have a monopoly on most services out of Winchester and with any monopoly comes a degree of responsibility to protect the traveling public.

"At a time when we are trying to encourage people out of their cars and onto the railways, this is unhelpful to say the very least. 

"For a family of four to have a day out in London, it is already going to cost them just short of £70 for the train fare alone – and that is before this 20% fare increase.  I would ask South West Trains to think again”.