Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Train fares will go up by 3.4% in January, rail industry announced

The average cost of a train ticket will rise by 3.4% in January, the rail industry has announced.
The price hike - the sharpest since 2013 when fares increased by 3.9% - will come into effect from 2 January, said the Rail Delivery Group (RDG).
This means the cost of a Brighton to London 12-month season ticket going up by £148, a price hike of £140 for an annual ticket for journeys from Gloucester to Birmingham and a rail fare increase of £108 for a year-long Liverpool to Manchester season ticket.

One in nine trains (12%) failed to meet its punctuality target in the last year - meaning they arrived more than five minutes late for commuter services or 10 minutes late for long-distance journeys.

The price hike is below the rate of Retail Price Index (RPI) inflation, which is used to set rail season ticket prices, which rose to 3.6% in August.

SKY         News.