South West Trains confirms January price rise

Cost of single journey will increase by an average of 16p.

South West Trains has announced train faires will increase by an average of 4.1 per cent from January 2.

It says, the cost of a single journey will rise by an average of 16p.

Passengers can check the new price of their usual ticket or any other fare at www.southwesttrains.co.uk or through National Rail Enquiries.

Accourding to South West Trains “fare rises are determined largely by Government policy”.


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In a statement, the company said: “The Chancellor confirmed the approach for next year in yesterday’s Autumn Statement.”

Tim Shoveller, managing director of the South West Trains/Network Rail Alliance, said: “Railway funding can only come from the taxpayer or from the passenger.

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“The Government’s policy remains that a bigger share must come from people who use the train.

“We know that nobody likes paying more for their travel, especially to get to work.

“That’s why we are working hard with the rest of the rail industry to make the system more cost-efficient and help take the pressure off future fare rises. At the same time, we are investing in our trains and stations to deliver a better railway for our customers.”

For more information on 2013 fares, including how to get the best value deals, passengers can visit http://www.atoc.org/2013fares/finding-the-best-fare.php

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