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Rail fare rise to be lower than expected for Gedling borough train passengers


Train passengers in Gedling borough will experience smaller train fare rises from January than other parts of the country, the local operator has revealed.

East Midlands Trains told Gedling Eye this week that the average increase across all of its fares will be 2.7%, – which is below the RPI rate.
This means a return ticket for a train from Carlton to Leicester will now cost £13.40 following the rise, compared to the £13.00 currently,

Regulated fares, including season tickets, are set by the Government in line with July’s Retail Price Index (RPI) of 3.2%.

The firm said that customers are still continuing to benefit from the UK’s most punctual long-distance train services.

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East Midlands Trains passengers can now check their new ticket prices for 2019 from online, which can be bought from and ticket offices now.

New fares come into effect on January 2, 2019 and individual fares can be checked at

Tickets for travel from January 2, 2019 can be bought online and at ticket offices now.

Jake Kelly, Managing Director for East Midlands Trains, said: “Money from fares is ultimately helping to deliver the improvements to the railway that customers want and to boost the wider economy.

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“On the East Midlands Trains network, customers are benefitting from over a billion pounds worth of investment to provide more reliable and improved services.”

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