Some season ticket holders have seen their fares rise by more than 50% in the last 10 years, campaigners have said.
The Campaign for Better Transport (CBT) said its research showed that in the last decade London commuters have seen:
- Average season ticket costs increase by £1,300.
- Fares grow 20% faster than wages.
- Average costs in real terms increasing by £360.
It added that in the last 10 years rail fares had gone up substantially in all parts of England but that there were significant differences between routes over that period:
- Annual fares from Ashford International in Kent to London have risen by more than £2,000.
- Fares from Sevenoaks in Kent to London have increased by nearly 90%, from £1,660 to £3,112.
- In contrast, fares from Stevenage in Hertfordshire to London have risen by £772 - an increase of 30%, but below the increase generated by inflation alone.