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Rail Fare Rises in New Year

Written by on 7 December 2015

Rail fares are set to rise by an average of 1.1% next year, but this is said to be less than in recent years.

Commuters in Kent are expected to see less increase to their fares than commuters in some other areas from the beginning of 2016.

Southeastern is to put its fares up by 1%, giving Kent commuters a 0.1% saving compared to the rest of the UK.

Commuters have become used to fare increases every new year, an issue that Southeastern spokesman John Staples said he recognised: “We understand fare prices are a top priority for passengers and that’s why we offer discounted tickets and a range of special offers and promotional fares on off-peak travel.”

The increase will come into effect in 2 January, say industry body Rail Delivery Group, which represents the train operators.