First Capital Connect Passengers Hit with Stealth Fare Rises Of Up To £664 (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3951
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

You may be aware of research conducted by the Shadow Transport Secretary, Mary Creagh, which shows that FCC commuters into London could face a fare rise of £664. Do you think such an increase is acceptable?

Answer

Answer for First Capital Connect Passengers Hit with Stealth Fare Rises Of Up To £664 (1)

Answer for First Capital Connect Passengers Hit with Stealth Fare Rises Of Up To £664 (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As you know, these matters are currently not decided by me.

The terms of the new FCC franchise were determined by the Secretary of State for Transport.

I have repeatedly made the case for more devolution of train operations in the south east in order to make fare setting more transparent and more locally accountable.

West Anglia will be the first transfer to be made next year.