Public transport costs soar in 10 years but cars remain stable in blow to greener travel

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Data from the RAC Foundation found bus and coach fares had increased by a total of 75.3 percent between May 2011 and April 2021.

Rail tickets were up a massive 36.3 percent, more than the average cost of living which is up by 28 percent over the decade.

However, average motoring costs such as fuel, tax, insurance and maintenance costs have risen by just 9.1 percent.

Speaking to, RAC Head of Roads Policy Simon Williams said more was needed to encourage people to ditch their cars for public transport.

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