HOW HIGH COULD RAIL FARES GO?

HOW THE CHANGES WILL AFFECT YOUR FARE
Under new rules laid out by the Treasury in October, regulated fares, including season tickets and off-peak journeys, will increase by three per cent on top of July’s Retail Price Index rate of five per cent for the next three years. Train companies are also allowed to vary fares on individual routes by an extra five per cent, provided that the total fares across the operator balance out at the eight per cent average. This means some routes may see price hikes of 13 per cent.