New Year fare rise greets commuters
COMMUTERS are taking the hit after another fare hike this year. Fares rose by an average 2.2 per cent last week, though the average rise on a Chiltern line is higher at 2.5 per cent.
People who pre-bought tickets escaped the rise, but it is now too late for commuters to buy the cheaper tickets.
Chancellor George Osborne announced in December’s Autumn Statement that regulated fares will rise by July’s RPI figure of 2.5 per cent.
This includes season tickets, anytime single tickets around major cities, and off-peak inter-city return tickets.
Chiltern Railways said: “Fare rises are determined largely by government policy and the Chancellor confirmed the approach for regulated fares in 2015 in the Autumn Statement.”
For more visit www. chilternrailways.co.uk.