Rail fares from Didcot up by 23% under the Tories

Typical rail fares have been hiked by a massive 23% for users of Didcot Parkway station since 2010.

Despite many struggling to get by as the Tories have ignored the steep rise in the cost-of-living for ordinary people, the government has allowed the rail companies to increase their fares by greater than the rate of inflation. Yet many people have seen their wages increase by less than inflation. Season tickets from Didcot to Oxford, Reading and London have all increased by 23% under this government, up to £908 per year.

Labour will keep ticket prices down by removing inefficiencies in the rail system, including by allowing public sector organisations to run services, simplifying the fares system and co-ordinating training and procurement across the industry.

Season Ticket



£ Increase

Increase %

Didcot Parkway - London Paddington





Didcot Parkway – Reading





Didcot Parkway – Oxford





Source – Avantix Traveller (National Fares Manual) database, 2010 and 2015

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