Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Rail fares to rise by up to 3.6% from January 2018



Millions of rail users in the UK will see a 3.6% increase in regulated rail fares from January 2018.

 
Train operators can raise fares by as much as the Retail Prices Index (RPI) figure for July. This figure is the highest since 2011, when it was 5%.


Passenger groups said commuters would be worst-hit, and suggested that the RPI measure should be scrapped.


The fare rises will affect "anytime" and some off-peak fares as well as season tickets in England and Wales.
In Scotland, it is mainly commuters who will be affected, with off-peak fares rising by a smaller amount. The Scottish government currently limits rises in off-peak fares to RPI minus 1%.


There are no plans for increases in Northern Ireland.




BBC      News.