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Rail fares to increase by just under 2% next year

South West Trains and other companies in the region will increase fares Photo: ITV

Regulated rail fares will go up by 1.9% next year.

The increase is linked to July's Retail Price Index measure of inflation, which was confirmed by the Office for National Statistics.

Around half of rail fares are regulated, including season tickets on most commuter journeys, some off-peak return tickets on long distance trips and Anytime tickets around major cities.

Research by the TUC and the Action For Rail union campaign showed that fares have risen by double the speed of wages since 2010.

The analysis revealed that fares have increased by 25% in the last six years, while average weekly earnings have grown by 12%.

Fares will rise throughout the region Credit: ITV

Annual season tickets will cost up to £121 more:

  • Thames Valley
  • Reading to Paddington - was £4,228 p.a. - up £80.33
  • Reading to Oxford - was £4,832 p.a. - up £91
  • Basingstoke to London - was £4,196 p.a. - up £79
  • Aylesbury to London - was £4,164 - up £79
  • West
  • Southampton to London - was £5,404 - up £102
  • Brighton to London - was £4,096 - up £77
  • Chichester to London - was £4,456 - up £84
  • Bournemouth to London - was £6,380 - up £121
  • Salisbury to London - was £5,140 - up £97
  • East
  • Canterbury to London - was £5,128 - up £97
  • Brighton to London - was £4,096 - up £77
  • Tunbridge Wells to London - was £4,404 - up £83
  • Rochester to London - was £3,912 - up £74