Rail fare price rises driven by hikes on Virgin Trains East Coast

Rail fare price rises driven by hikes on Virgin Trains East Coast

Ticket prices on line that was reprivatised last year will go up by 4.9% next year, compared to average 2.3% across UK

The 2.3% average UK rail fare rises for 2017 are being driven by much higher increases on the reprivatised Virgin Trains East Coast, where ticket prices set by the operator will far outstrip the rate of inflation.

While regulated fares such as season tickets and off-peak returns, which are set by the government, are to increase by 1.9%, fares on Virgin Trains East Coast will increase by 4.9% overall.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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