Rail fares in England will rise by 5.9% from March. The opposition Labor Party has criticized the ruling Conservatives for the record increase.
According to foreign media, the opposition has termed the government’s initiative as a “joke” against the people due to inflation.
Train drivers, on the other hand, have started preparations for a new and major strike in early New Year 2023 over the demand for a pay hike, which will lead to five days of travel chaos and problems.
The drivers’ strike will make it difficult for a large number of tourists and visitors to return home and work after the religious festivals of Christmas and New Year.