Commuters hit as 2014 rail fare rises are revealed

More rail commuters will have to pay more than £5,000 a year for their season ticket after the 2014 fare rises were revealed today.

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Union leader Crow: Rail fare rises are 'rip-off'

Bob Crow, general secretary of the RMT transport union, said in response to rail fare rises published today:

Just as the private train companies are closing down services due to adverse weather, they are publishing fare increases which massively outstrip wages and which will once again hit low to medium earners where it hurts. The great private rail rip-off continues.

Public ownership is the only solution to this outrageous racketeering that forces the British people to pay the highest fares in Europe to travel on overcrowded and unreliable services.

– Bob Crow

How will rail fare rises affect your journey?

Rail fares will rise by an average of 2.8 percent from 2 January. Here are some of the journeys affected:

  • Dover Priory to London - up 3.4% from £4,864 to £5,012
  • Deal to London - up 3.4% from £4,864 to £5,012
  • Folkestone Central to London - up 3.06% to £4,984
  • Canterbury to London - up 3.07% to £4,960
  • Bedford to London - up 3.07% to £4,300
  • Tunbridge Wells to London - up 3.1% to £4,260
  • Reading to London - up 3.23% to £4,088
  • West Malling in Kent to London - up 3.1% to £3,996
  • Aylesbury to London - up 2.75% to £3,732
  • Guildford to London - up 2.98% to £3,320
  • Sevenoaks to London - up 3.08% to £3,208
  • Woking to London - up 2.9% to £2,980
  • Morpeth to Newcastle - up 3.17% to £1,040
  • Leeds to Wakefield - up 2.9% to £992

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More £5k-a-year season tickets as rail fares rise

More rail commuters will have to pay more than £5,000 a year for their season ticket after the 2014 fare rises were revealed today.

Increases of 3.4 percent take those travelling to London from Dover Priory and Deal in Kent past the £5,000 figure.

Some commuters will be paying more than £5,000 for an annual rail ticket Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Commuters from Basingstoke in Hampshire will have to fork out more £4,000 following a 2.93 percent increase on their season tickets to and from London.

The figures were revealed on the rail industry's National Rail Enquiries website today, with the new fares taking effect from January 2.

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