Adonis – Commuters are feeling the Brexit squeeze with rail fares rise

Train fares will go up by an average of 3.4% from January, the biggest increase since 2013, it was announced today.

Commenting, Andrew Adonis, leading supporter of Open Britain and former Secretary of State for Transport, said:

“Commuters are feeling the Brexit squeeze already, as the rise in inflation has pushed up rail fares in their highest increase for five years.

“There is no doubting the impact of the plunge in the value of the pound after the Brexit vote on people’s spending power. And now the Government’s extreme Brexit plans, and its continued inability to make progress in the negotiations, is causing deep uncertainty and keeping our currency weak. 

“Nobody voted to pay more just to get to work. As the Brexit squeeze continues to hit families in the pocket, the British people have the right to keep an open mind about whether leaving the EU is really the best future for our country.”