Woking commuters hit with over £134 hike in rail fares 

February 28, 2022 4:50 PM

Woking and the Railway - Dont Hike Rail Fares

  • Lib Dems call for fare freeze as cost of living crisis worsens
  • Annual season ticket for Woking commuters reaches £3,662
  • Season ticket will be over £4,000 by 2026
  • London travelcards for tube and bus services set to be scrapped for Woking passengers

The cost of an annual season ticket for Woking commuters will rise by the most in a decade on 1st March despite the cost of living crisis worsening.

Annual season ticket prices between Woking and London Waterloo will rise by a staggering £134 to £3,662.

By 2026, the annual season ticket price for Woking commuters is forecasted to be £4,041 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 Lib Dems are calling for rail fares to be frozen for five years and for pre-pandemic timetables to be restored.

Councillor Will Forster, Lib Dem Spokesperson for Woking, 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 Woking."

"The Lib Dems and I are calling for a fair deal for people in Woking 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."