Rail fair rises for routes including some going through Leamington and Warwick have prompted a campaign by Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary.
Lilian Greenwood MP visited stations in the West Midlands on Monday to talk to commuters.
The region has some of the highest fare rises in the country with increases of up to 38 per cent on some fares since David Cameron became Prime Minster.
The average fare increase in the West Midlands region is 27 per cent, two per cent above the national average increase of 25 per cent since 2010.
The Shadow Secretary said: “Passengers in the West Midlands face some of the highest fare rises in the country. Commuters have been hit by staggering increases of up to 38 per cent and the cost of travelling to London on Virgin Trains has spiralled to over £10,000.
“Passengers were always promised that higher fares would pay for investment, but important electrification projects in the West Midlands are at risk as their costs continue to escalate. It’s clear that our fragmented railways aren’t delivering for hard-pressed commuters. Labour is the only party with a plan to reform the railways and put passengers first.”
According to the National Fares Manual database, 2010 edition National Rail Season Ticket Calculator The Birmingham Moor Street to Warwick route is among the ten to have had the highest percentage rise in season ticket prices since 2010 with an increase of £330 from £1,114 to £1,444 or 30 per cent.
A season ticket for Chiltern Railways’ Birmingham to London services, which serve Leamington and Warwick, are among the ten to have had the highest rise in cash terms since 2010 with an increase of £1,428 from £6,516 to £7,944.