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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.

Train tickets

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).

Train Ticket Calculator

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.

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