Rail fares in the region for commuters will go up by 3.1 per cent from January, it has just confirmed.
It will bring a season ticket from Reading to London to more than £4,000 a year for the first time.
Across the county the average increase will be 2.8 per cent but commuter tickets will rise slightly more.
Michael Roberts, director general of the Rail Delivery Group which speaks on behalf of the rail industry, said:
“We strongly support the Government’s decision to introduce a real term freeze in the average price of Season tickets next year. The lowest increase across all fares for four years shows the industry's determination to maintain the phenomenal growth in rail travel since the mid-1990."
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