Rail fares to rise 3.5% for the year 2019

Reuters

Millions of commuters are due to the face of 3.5% of the train-driving increase in prices from January.

The fare hike comes after a summer of chaos for many rail customers, which saw a train timetable overhaul, scores of cancellations and delays.

The exact increase will be announced on Wednesday at the official inflation figures for July will be published.

The expected increase comes after consumer magazine What? found that the railway companies are the second least trusted industry in the UK.

Economists predict that the retail prices Index measure of inflation – used in the number to be set by the Department for Transport-rail-fare increases – increase of 3.5%.

This year, train fares by 3.6% – the biggest jump in five years.

Activists have called for the government seemed to freeze rates, and they use a different measure of inflation, the consumer price index, to determine rail fare increases. CPI does not take into account the cost of the mortgage payments, and tends to be lower than the RPI.

The Department for Transport taxpayer subside network of more than £4bn, said a year. “Any fare increase is undesirable, but it is not fair to ask people who use to pay no more moves, for those who do,” a spokesman said.

The fare increases anytime” and some off-peak fares and season tickets in England and Wales will have an impact”.
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Some of the schools the user is already familiar with your trouble have made on Twitter.

Jean Thierry said: “A significant service improvement is necessary to justify any type of increase in the ticket prices.”

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Another user said: “can someone explain to us why we have some of the highest prices in Europe with a worse performance?”

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In may, an overhaul of railway schedules led to the widespread rail disruptions, with the North brings in a provisional time plan, far more than 100 trains per day, while the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern also resulted in a reduced performance.

On Sunday, the Northern services cancelled for Liverpool, Lancashire and Greater Manchester. It was a similar fault on 5. August and in the UK on the day of the world Cup final.

Labour called on the government to freeze rail fares on the routes most affected by the schedule changes – Govia Thameslink Arriva Rail North and First transpennine Express as a “small gesture of good will” for the passengers.

The campaign for Better Transport, the government called for a freeze of the fares.

“In the face of Chaos to the new schedule, the lack of improvements and the non-delivery damages. the government can not say go on, said the passengers, the fare increases are justified,” a spokesman for.

Consumer Group Which? said rail fares have increased by 40% since 2008, more than one-and-a-half times higher than the increase in CPI-inflation (26%) over the same period.

The rail fare rise, is a time, when a survey of consumer body? found that the train industry in the United Kingdom was the second least trusted consumer industry trusted.

The satisfaction of the consumer body? satisfaction with the train operator fell to 72% from 62% a decade ago.

What?’s consumer insight tracker found that traveling in July 2018, only 23% trusted the train. This corresponds to a six percent decrease compared to July 2017.

“In fact, it makes train travel one of the least trusted consumer goods trusted, beaten to last place only with the car dealer,” What? said.

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