Train Fares: How Much Will Yours Cost Next Year?
Tuesday 19th August 2014
Some rail commuters could see their season tickets go up by as much as 5.5% next year.
The average rise will be 3.5% though as the rise is based on July's RPI inflation rate plus an extra one percent. Rail operators are allowed to raise some regulated fares by an extra 2% above this however.
A commuter whose annual season ticket cost £4,000 in 2010 will see an average rise of £1,234 in just five years.
Try this fare projector to see how much your train ticket is likely to cost next year (download required).
Shadow Transport Secretary Mary Creagh said: "David Cameron has failed to stand up for working people struggling with the cost-of-living crisis. He's allowed train companies to sting passengers with inflation-busting fare rises of over 20% since 2010, costing them hundreds of pounds.
"We can't go on like this. The choice facing passengers is between fares rising another 24% by 2018 under the Tories, or a Labour government which will cap annual fares on every route and enact the biggest railway reforms since the Tories' botched privatisation, delivering a better deal for passengers and taxpayers."
Thank you to the TUC for the train ticket calculator.