Train fare rises 2016: Here's how much train ticket prices and your season ticket will go up by

Lynsey Barber
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Rail fares are pegged against July RPI which came in at one per cent (Source: Getty)

The cost of commuting will rise next year, but in a rare bit of good news for anyone who catches the train to work, that increase will be at the second-lowest rate in nearly two decades.

The price of rail travel will go up by just one per cent in 2016, in line with the RPI inflation for July which was revealed today.

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It's all thanks to low inflation rates and the scrapping of the "flex rule" by the chancellor last year, as well as freezing rises at RPI only. Previously, the standard for many years in terms of price hikes was RPI plus one per cent, and the rule allowed fares to rise by as much as RPI plus two per cent.

Regulated fares - season tickets and anytime single tickets - will now go up in 2016 by less than they did at the start of this year in cash terms.

The cost of travelling along some of the major commuter routes into London will go up by between around £23 and £56 a year for anyone buying an annual season ticket.

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A Woking to Waterloo ticket will set you back £3,083 next year, up £30.52, but less than the extra £74.50 commuters on this route had to fork out this year due to higher inflation of 2.5 per cent last July.

Here's how much annual season tickets on five of London's busiest commuter routes will rise by in 2016.

Buying an annual season ticket? Work out how much you'll have to fork out for next year's commute by entering how much it currently costs.


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