Figures from Rail Delivery Group show, a rise in rail fares in recent years. Rail fares have increased by an average of 3.1% in England and Wales - and almost 3% in Scotland - despite a raft of issues on the network in 2018. The rail industry says 98p of every pound spent on a ticket is invested back into the network.
The rise is calculated on July 2018’s retail price inflation (RPI), which stood at 3.2 percent. The fare hike has also pushed the cost of intercity travel for some commuters above £1 a mile. Fares went up on 2 January, the first working day of 2019, meaning that all tickets purchased from today will be subject to the price hike.
Many London fares are frozen until 2020 but there are significant increases to pay-as-you-go and cash fares on London Underground, Transport for London Rail, daily and weekly capping and Travelcards. The price of monthly Travelcards has increased by an average of 3.1 percent, in line with other rail increases. In practice, this means that a monthly Travelcard covering zones 1 to 6 has gone up by £7.30 to £246.60.
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