Wrexham and Shropshire Railway, which scored a record breaking 99% for passenger satisfaction in a Passenger Focus survey, says that its future is dependent on continuing to attract car users to use its services. The open access operator will, from September, raise a small proportion of its fares to counter the rise in fuel prices. The September changes will see the introduction of 2 types of tickets, the semi flexible and the fully flexible, with the semi flexible being available for use on any train except the 05.52 Shrewsbury to Marylebone and 16.30 Marylebone to Shrewsbury.
The fare increase will have no impact on 44 of the 54 services run by WSR and passengers using these trains will enter 2011 without WSR having raised fares in the 3 years since they launched.
WSR say that one of the ways to ensure that they continue operating is for their loyal passenger base to keep using them and in return they will continue to provide an excellent service.