Passengers hit with rise in rail fares
Rail passengers will have to pay more for their train tickets after Christmas - despite calls for a price freeze. The Rail Delivery Group has announced that from January rail fares will increase by an average of 3.1 per cent. The rise is slightly less than the 3.4 per rise at the start of this year, however, many commuters will have to shell out more for their rail travel. National Rail has released the rail fare prices from January 2 and it isn’t good news for many. For many popular routes, the price of an annual season ticket will increase on January 2. Here are some of the routes from Bath and Somerset that will be hit by the price hike. If you renew or extend any season ticket you currently hold, you will pay the current price, avoiding the price hike on January 2.