LETTERS: Make our train fares fair
I FIND it appalling when the disabled, the elderly and the general public who use the train either to get to work or have a day out will have to pay a high price to travel by rail.
I can remember when the disabled and the elderly used to go round West Yorkshire for 50p single fare or £1 return. Now it costs half fare for example Leeds to Foster Square, Bradford on a disabled or pensioner’s Metro permit, £1.75 one way, where if you get a bus from Morley to Bradford and use your disabled or pensioner’s Metro permit you can travel for free.
Being disabled myself it is not often I use the train like I used to due to the price it cost to go to neighbouring towns like Huddersfield, which is £2.25 single on train and Wakefield £1.75 one way.
This Government forgets that the general public pay enough already through their rates without having to pay through the nose like they have done for the last 10 years.
It is time that the railway authority gave back to the general public who have to use the railway. It is the general public who is keeping the railway service going and as mark of respect the Government should be made responsible for the actions of the railway authority by reducing the costs for railcards by either subsidising like they did with the bus passes or give better discounts to passengers who pay larger amounts of money for their yearly rail cards as these passengers should be classed as loyalty passengers who renew their rail cards every year.
Also give similar to pensioners and disabled passengers as well. It is time for people power once again.
Coun Josie Jackson
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