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