It is likely that rail fares will rise by an average of 6.2% in England next year, but a degree of flexibility about how train companies apply this hike means that your ticket price could rise by as much as 11.2%. Here's how a 6.2% rise would affect some season tickets:
- Reading to London - £3,800 up to £4,036
- Edinburgh to Glasgow - £3,380 up to £3,590
- Preston to Manchester - £2,496 up to £2,651
- Northampton to London - £4,756 up to £5,051
- Brighton to London - £4,020 up to £4,269
- York to Leeds - £1,972 up to £2,094
The rise in inflation means more misery for commuters as train companies can increase fares up by 6.2%. Will the Chancellor step in?
Today's inflation figures will give an indication of the level of rail fare increase we can expect in January. So what is driving that rise?
Commuters are braced for more misery as inflation figures were higher than expected meaning that train companies can charge more.