Since 2010, the Tory-led Government has allowed the train companies to hit passengers in Enfield with massive rail fare rises.
With new fare increases coming into effect on 2nd January 2015, some season tickets in Enfield have risen by 33% per cent since the last General Election, costing commuters thousands of pounds over that five year period.
For example, a season ticket from Enfield Town to London has gone up from £1,200, in 2010, to £1,596, in 2015. A rise of £396 or 33%.
Joan Ryan, the Labour candidate for Enfield North, will campaign for a better deal for passengers and taxpayers. This can be done by reforming the railways, simplifying the ticketing system and enforcing a strict cap on fares on every route.
Labour will give passengers a voice in how the railways are run and stop passengers getting fleeced at ticket machines by making it a legal right for passengers to be sold the cheapest available ticket for their journey.
Joan Ryan, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Enfield North, said:
“David Cameron is presiding over a rip‐off railway in Britain. He has failed to stand up for working people in Enfield struggling with the cost-of-living crisis and has allowed the train companies to hit Enfield passengers with big increases in season ticket prices.
“Out-of-touch Ministers talk about 'fair fares for comfortable commuting', but this is a world away from the reality for many hard-up commuters living in Enfield.”