1. National

Call to end big rail fare hikes

Campaigners today urged an end to above-inflation rail fare rises amid widespread anger at continuing increases.

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  1. Chris Choi

Train Pain: Passengers may pay far more than the headline increases

How many passengers will pay far more than the headline fare increases?

In terms of costs, thousands of trains are moving in the same direction today... they are getting far more expensive. The headline figure you will read will tell you the rise is 4.2 % for "Regulated fares".

However, Train companies can put some season tickets up by more than that:

  • A Leeds to Wakefield season ticket is rising 6.16%
  • Ludlow to Hereford season ticket is increasing 5.28%
  • London from Ramsgate, Folkestone, Canterbury, Deal and Dover all going up by around 4.8%

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