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Rail fares going up

Some rail passengers across the South could end up paying £10,000 a year to get to work over the next 12 months.

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Rail fares are going up

Some rail passengers across the South could end up paying a staggering £10,000 a year to get to work over the next 12 months. An annual ticket from Swindon to London will cost around £8000 without tube fares and car parking.

The 3.1% rise is for regulated fares which include season tickets. The increase on unregulated fares, typically off-peak leisure tickets, is not capped.

But a number of these fares, including some on the East Coast route, are going up by much less than 3.1%, with the overall rise in tickets - regulated and unregulated - being 2.8%.

Here are examples of rail fare rises.

Basingstoke-London £4,076

Folkestone Central -London £4,984

Deal-London £5,012

West Malling-London £3,996

Guildford-London £3,320

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