Bedford commuters hit with £200 hike in rail fares

Prices go up from next week

By Clare Turner
Friday, 25th February 2022, 2:47 pm
Updated Friday, 25th February 2022, 2:48 pm

The cost of an annual season ticket for Bedford commuters will rise next week (March 1) despite the cost of living crisis worsening.

And the town's Liberal Democrats are calling for rail fares to be frozen for five years and for intercity timetables to be restored.

Councillor Michael Headley, Liberal Democrat spokesman for rail, said: “It is outrageous to hike rail fares in the middle of a cost of living crisis, especially when Bedford services have been downgraded in recent years.

Bedford train station

"The National Insurance rise is coming, energy bills are skyrocketing and now rail fares are set to rise.

“We are calling for a fair deal for people in Bedford borough and that includes a fare freeze and for the Government to cancel the increase in National Insurance.

"We should be making more sustainable forms of transport like rail more affordable.”

Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats are continuing to campaign for the full restoration of our intercity links north and for faster trains into London.