Rail fares in England to rise by up to 4.9% in March – here's what you need to know
Rail fares in England will rise by up to 4.9% next year, the Government has announced. The increases will come into effect on 3 March 2024.
22 December 2023
Rail fares in England to rise by less than 9% in 2024 – here's what we know
Rail fares in England will NOT go up by 9% next year, the Government has announced. While the new fares are yet to be confirmed, any increase would come into force in March 2024.
16 August 2023
Rail fares in England and Wales to jump by up to 5.9% on 5 March - here's what you need to know
Before the coronavirus pandemic, fare hikes normally came into force in January but in 2021 and 2022 they arrived in March, and that'll also be the case for 2023.
27 February 2023
Rail fares in England to rise in March next year but by less than inflation – here's what we know
Rail fares in England will go up next year but by less than the rate of inflation, the Government has said. The exact rise is yet to be announced but the increase will come in March 2023 instead of the usual rise in January.
15 August 2022
Government launches half-price 'rail sale' – how it works and how to get cheaper fares
The 'rail sale' will offer travellers around 50% off more than one million train tickets on journeys across England, Wales and parts of Scotland.
21 April 2022
Rail prices to rise by the largest amount in nearly a decade - here are all the details
Train passengers in England and Wales will be hit with the largest fare rise in nearly a decade, with ticket prices increasing by up to 3.8% from 1 March. It is the biggest jump since January 2013. Meanwhile, fares in Scotland will rise by 3.8% from 24 January.
6 January 2022
Train passengers could be hit with the largest fare rise in a decade
Rail passengers in England and Wales could face ticket price hikes of up to 4.8% next year, which would make it the largest rise in a decade. Meanwhile, those in Scotland could see increases of 3.8% if fares continue to be linked to July's retail prices index measure of inflation.
18 August 2021
Flexible season tickets on sale from 21 June as Government unveils major rail overhaul
Flexible train season tickets will be available to buy across England from next month, as part of a wide-reaching Government shake-up of rail fares. A new refund system for delayed and cancelled trains has also been announced.
20 May 2021
Train passengers still struggling to buy railcards weeks after website update
Some train passengers have been left unable to buy or renew their railcards online for weeks, due to ongoing "technical issues" with the Railcards website
10 January 2020
Virgin Trains calls for compulsory seat reservations
Virgin Trains has proposed making seat reservations compulsory on long-distance trains, saying it would cut overcrowding and guarantee every passenger a seat
24 April 2019
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