Train operators reveal fares to rise above the consumer price index in 2020

Published on : Monday, December 2, 2019

From January next year the train fares will rise on average by 2.7 per cent which is 0.1 per cent below the retail price( RPI) in July 2019 and to this the ‘regulated fares’ are pegged.However, this was nearly twice the latest consumer price index (CPI) which in October was 1.5 per cent.



Until the end of this year the millions of rail passengers prepare to face strikes as the train operators revealed that the fares will rise above the consumer price index in 2020.



The one-way fare will rise by £5 to £180 between London and Manchester and the services will be operated by Avanti which is taking over from Virgin Trains on the West Coast main line. Avanti’s Anytime fare from Watford Junction to Rugby is set to increase to £65.20.



From the start of 2020 commuters from the secretary’s constituency will pay an extra to get ton work in London. There will be rise from £3,016 to £3,097 in the annual season ticket to the capital from Welwyn Garden City.



From Woking to London Waterloo on the South Western Railway (SWR) will have to pay £90 more for an annual season ticket as the fare rises to £3,438.



As soon as a one-month strike by members of the RMT union the increase will be taking effect, in a dispute over the role of guards they are stopping work on almost everyday in December.


This is the third year in a row that the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) which represents the train operators, have held the average change across all fares below  the July RPI measure of inflation.



According to Paul Plummer the RDG’s chief executive passengers will benefit from 1,000 extra, improved train carriages and over 1,000 extra weekly services in 2020.

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