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Rail fares will rise above inflation… but change will be delayed

Mark Moran
17 December 2020
The Government says that the 2.6% rise in rail fares will be the lowest actual increase in four years
The Government says that the 2.6% rise in rail fares will be the lowest actual increase in four years

 

Rail fares across England will rise by 2.6% in 2021 after the UK Government decided to increase prices above inflation for the first time since 2013.

The increase will take place in March, two months later than the usual annual rise, the Department for Transport announced. The Government said delaying the normal annual January change to rail fares until March will create a “significant window” for commuters who cannot work at home to purchase cheaper season tickets at the existing...

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