Britain train fares not the world's most expensive, still really bad

Friday 05 September 2014 13:40
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British train prices can seem to be on an unending upward curve. But we don’t have it as bad – or as good – as some countries, as revealed by this study from travel website GoEuro.

Average price per 100km:

Best

  1. South Africa - £1.15
  2. Georgia - £1.46
  3. Egypt - £1.52
  4. Ukraine - £1.70
  5. Malaysia - £1.74

Worst

  1. Denmark - £24.38
  2. Switzerland - £23.42
  3. Austria - £19.68
  4. Japan - £18.06
  5. Finland - £17.62

UK - £5.87

In Britain train fares have risen at a faster rate than inflation every year for more than a decade, apart from January this year.

The Campaign for Better Transport said fares have gone up 24 per cent since the 2010 general election, while wages have grown by only seven per cent in the same time.

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