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Restricted rises for rail fares

Rail fare increases are to be capped next year. Regulated fares in England could have gone up by 9.1% in January but they will now be a maximum of 6.1%.

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How a maximum rise of 6.1% would affect key routes

Here are some of the key rail routes into London, and how a maximum rise of 6.1% would affect prices (if imposed):

  • Brighton to Victoria: Currently £3,532, 6.1% rise = £3,747
  • Reading to Paddington: Currently £3,960.00, 6.1% rise = £4,201
  • Guildford to Waterloo: Currently £3224.00, 6.1% rise = £3,420
  • St Albans to Thameslink: Currently £3,112.00, 6.1% rise = £3,301
  • Shenfield to Liverpool Street: Currently £2704.00, 6.1% rise = £2,968
  • Southend Victoria to Liverpool Street: Currently £3452.00, 6.1% rise = £3,662
  • Bedford to Thameslink: Currently £4172, 6.1% rise = £4,426
  • Basingstoke to London terminals: Currently £3952, 6.1% rise = £4,193
  • East Croydon to Waterloo: Currently £1,572.00, 6.1% rise = £1,667

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