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Rail News: Issue 350 24 Nov 2008

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Fares/ticketing, Rail, Watchdogs, ATOC, All of UK

Rail fare rises under attack

The Association of Train Operating Companies has been criticised for its increase of rail fares, to kick in next year, at a time of economic hardship.

ATOC last week announced that regulated fares, such as season tickets and longer distance, off-peak fares which are capped by government would rise by 6% (based on the July 2008 RPI of 5%, plus 1%) January 2. Unregulated fares - most leisure and advance fares, will rise by varying amounts, according to train operator, with the network average of...

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