Train passengers in Lincolnshire will pay on average 66p more per journey with East Midlands Trains from January 2011.
East Midlands Trains announced it would increase its tariffs by 5.6%, which is still under the national average price rise of 6.2%.
The increase comes from the government annual price cap formula, which allows price increases each January.
This is tied to the previous July’s RPI inflation rate, to which a further 1% can be added, equalling an average rise of 5.8% in 2011.
Train operators however, are allowed to put up some fares by more than 5%, if other tariffs come down at the same time.
Tim Shoveller, Managing Director of East Midlands Trains, said that the increase offers value, amid tough times for customers:
“Our new fare levels from January reflect our commitment to offering a range of value ticket prices to our customers.”
East Midlands Trains is currently carrying out a refit at the Lincoln train station, to improve toilets, waiting rooms and access to the station.
The company also introduced several revamped trains, with CCTV and refurbished seating and lights.