Lowest rail fare increase for five years

Lowest rail fare increase for five years
Prices to rise by 2.2% on average from January – but more season ticket holders will see costs top £5,000 a year

Rail prices are to increase at the slowest rate for five years, an industry body has announced, but more commuters will be pushed into the £5,000-a-year price bracket for a season ticket.

Ticket prices will go up by 2.2% on average from next month, the Rail Delivery Group, said on Friday. The government said in September that regulated fares, which include season tickets, single walk-up fares and off-peak services on long distance journeys, would be frozen at 2.5% – the same level as the retail price index in the summer.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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