Trains fare increase: How much will your train ticket go up by?

Norwich Railway Station. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich Railway Station. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The rail industry has announced today that train fares will go up by an average of 2.3pc next year.

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The figure is the average increase across all rail tickets and will take effect from January 2.

The increase covers both regulated fares, which includes season tickets, and unregulated fares, such as off-peak tickets.

Fares previously went up 1.1pc this year, 2.2pc in January 2015 and 2.8pc in January 2014.


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Greater Anglia have confirmed that there average fare increase will be lower than the national average at 1.8pc.

Some fares will stay the same including standard anytime singles and returns from Norfolk and Suffolk stations to London.

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A spokesperson for Greater Anglia said: 'We offer great value off peak fares such as advance, super off peak day return, off peak day return, Duo and Kids for £2 deals, as well as Group Save discounts. We will be introducing a range of new fares and ticket options including Flex Carnet tickets offering discounts for customers travelling the same route regularly but not every day, and advance purchase ticket prices available up to ten minutes before travel during the course of the new franchise.'

Lianna Etkind of the Campaign for Better Transport condemned the increase, warning that some passengers are 'finding themselves priced off the railways'

She said: 'The train operating companies and the Government need to work closely together to provide fairer, simpler and cheaper fares making sure people are always sold the cheapest ticket available.'

Paul Plummer, chief executive of the Rail Delivery Group which represents train operators and Network Rail, said: 'We understand how passengers feel when fares go up, and we know that in some places they haven't always got the service they pay for.

'Around 97p in every pound passengers pay goes back into running and improving services.

'Fares are influenced by government policy, either through government-regulated fares such as season tickets or as a result of the payments train companies make to government.

'This money helps government to support the biggest investment in our railway since Victorian times.'

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