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LOCAL MSP SUCCESSFULLY PUSHES FOR FARE HIKE REVERSAL

Dumfriesshire MSP Elaine Murray has welcomed news from ScotRail that Transport Scotland have agreed to her request to revert the 7.43 Dumfries to Carlisle service back to an off-peak fare.

 

Following a timetable change at the end of last year, a day return from Dumfries to Carlisle on this service increased by 61% while a day return from Annan to Carlisle on the same service increased by 108%.

 

Elaine contacted ScotRail calling for the rare reversal following concerns from her constituents’ who use the service to commute to work in Carlisle.

 

Elaine said:

 

“This was an important issue for local people and I couldn’t hope for a better result in this situation. While the reversal date is yet to be confirmed by ScotRail, it’s clear that commuters in Dumfriesshire will soon no longer face the double-charge fare. This is the third time that ScotRail have attempted to increase the fare for this service, and the third time they’ve failed to permanently implement it. Hopefully this will finally be the end of the matter.”

 

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