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Fares leap way ahead of inflation again

January 2, 2009

Walkden passengers have been hit by another round of higher-than-inflation price rises. This year fares to Manchester have increased in the range of 6% to 7% – streets ahead of inflation and totally out of keeping with the current bleak economic situation.

Peak Return to Mcr Off Peak Return to Mcr Peak Single to Mcr Off Peak Single to Mcr 1 Month Season Ticket
Old fare £4.90 £2.80 £3.00 £2.70 £73.80
New fare £5.20 £3.00 £3.20 £2.90 £78.40
increase 6.12% 7.14% 6.67% 7.41% 6.23%

This year’s rises are similar – or even bigger in some cases – than last January’s.

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One comment

  1. […] Still, it’s a bit of welcome relief for passengers after being hit with years of above-inflation rises. […]



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