Fares on East Midland trains set to rise

Rail fares on East Midland trains are set to rise. Prices will increase by 4%, meaning the average cost of a single journey will increase by 52 pence. Bosses at East Midlands Trains say the hike is needed for investment into their fleet of nearly one hundred trains and stations.

They also say it will make the system more cost-efficient and help take the pressure off future fare rises.