Misery for region's commuters

The first full week back at work after the summer break started with a Monday of misery for thousands of Thames Valley commuters.

Rail fare review?

The Government is facing mounting pressure to reconsider its 6.2 per cent rail fare rise for commuters in the South.


West of region's transport test

The transport network was put to the ultimate test. Indeed, the Government had warned to expect queues and disruption. So, how did it go?

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Southern announce fare rise of under 3%

Southern commuters will face a fare rise of 2.87% and Gatwick Express fares will be frozen at the 2013 prices.

The average fare rise will come into effect on 2nd January 2014.

Southern railway announce their season ticket price increase Credit: PA

Southern’s Commercial Director, Alex Foulds said: “There is good news for all of our season ticket holders as we have chosen not to use flex, meaning that all our season ticket holders will pay a lower increase.

"It’s also great news for our Gatwick Express passengers as we are freezing fares on the route, and for those looking for cheap off-peak travel, we continue to freeze our cheapest Advance fare at just £5.”


Revealed: full impact of London Bridge revamp

Southeastern has revealed the full scale of the disruption faced by commuters during the three-year revamp of London Bridge railway station. Hundreds of thousands of passengers will be unable to use the station for 18 months solid.

But alongside the shutdown there will be series of service improvements to mitigate the impact. John Ryall spoke to Southeastern's customer services manager Alison Nolan.

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