Train fares up 37% in 10 years

Train fares have risen far more than the rate of inflation over the past 10 years, reports the Trouw on Tuesday.

The average train journey has gone up 37% since 2000 and an annual season ticket costs 51% more while inflation over this period was 24%, the paper says.
On top of this Dutch Rail (NS) has scrapped various discounts making train travel even more expensive for some people such as pensioners and young people, the paper says.
NS recently announced that the cost of train tickets will go up by almost 2% next January.
The rail passengers organisation Rover told the Trouw that it is shocked at the rise in prices, especially for annual season tickets.

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