When commuters return to work after christmas and new year break they will return to fair rises.
Selby is set to suffer more than other regions across the country whose average ticket rises are set to peak at 2.1% whilst Selby has been hit with 2.4% and 2.5% rises.
Season tickets between the journey of Selby and York will rise 2.41% from January from £1,296 to £1,328. And for those commuters travelling to Leeds will see the cost of their ticket rising by 2.18% from £1,436 to £1,468 per year.
The conservative government state that the rises are fair due to the largest investment in rail services ever. However the shadow government state that with wages failing to rise it is impossible for the commuters to find more funds to pay higher travel costs to work. Ed Miliband has stated that he is set to tackle and halt railway price increases. He also had pressure on him to consider nationalising or re nationalising part of the Uk's rail network.
British fares are renowned for being the highest in Europe. In some of Britain s larger towns average yearly commuter fares travelling to work have hit £5,000
A standard fare from Selby to Manchester is approximately £36 whilst in Italy you can travel over 250 miles for the same price. Peter Trever a railway maintenance from Goole told us that the investment in to the railways is vital as more people choose to use the railways. However he thinks that the continued rail increases cannot continue because they are out pricing wages increases for commuters. Commuters cannot afford the fare increases year on year. It has to stop sometime.