No end to train strike, rail fare hiked by 5.9%

Railway officials feel there is no end in sight to the train strike as commuters are set to face the biggest hike in fares in more than a decade from Sunday.

Despite cancellations at the highest level since records began, most rents are set to increase by 5.9 percent next week.

Commuters are also bracing for a new round of strike with 40,000 members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport workers (RMT) on 16 March, after weeks of rolling overtime bans affecting Network Rail .

Aslef and RMT members on the picket line in February. RMT is running out again on 16 March


Talks between the RMT and the employers broke down after the union rejected the latest wage offers and made a fresh demand that any wage hike be unconditional. The minister and railway officials are troubled by this move and

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