A train operator running services in Gedling borough has today announced their fare increase will be below that recommended by the government
The Government set the fares for all regulated fares, which include season tickets, in line with July’s Retail Price Index (RPI) of 3.6% East Midlands Trains has today confirmed that the average increase across all of its fares will be below the RPI rate at 3.3%.
As well as paying for the running of the day-to-day rail network, fares are helping government to support the biggest investment in railway since Victorian times.
East Midlands Trains, the UK’s most punctual long-distance train operator for over eight years, is continuing to invest in improvements for customers.
Jake Kelly, Managing Director of East Midlands Trains, said: “As well as helping to fund the biggest national investment in the railways since Victorian times through increased payments to Government, the money from fares is also helping to drive many real improvements for customers across the East Midlands Trains network.”
Rail customers travelling with East Midlands Trains can check new ticket prices for 2018 from today (December 5) online at National Rail Enquiries, www.nationalrail.co.uk.