December 23, 2013 10.58 am This story is over 94 months old

Rise of 2.6% on East Midlands Trains fares

Price rise: Passengers on East Midlands Trains can expect a price rise of 2.6% in 2014.

Lincolnshire passengers using East Midlands Trains services can expect a ticket fare rise of 2.6% from January 2, 2014.

A price rise of on average 3.1% for all regulated fares was announced in the Autumn Statement on December 5.

This is in line with July’s Retail Price Index (RPI), rather than the previously planned RPI plus 1%.

As of today, East Midlands Trains passengers can see the revised fares for travel after January 1.

For East Midlands Trains, the rise is roughly an extra 36p on a single journey, with 17% of journeys frozen in 2014 too — its lowest increase in four years.

The company uses rail fares for day-to-day maintenance of its network, plus investment in improvement project.

Improvements include free Wi-Fi at 29 East Midlands Trains stations, better rail and station at Nottingham, faster speeds on the Midland Main Line, refurbishing every train in the fleet and future improvements to Lincoln Central.

David Horne, Managing Director of East Midlands Trains, said: “We are investing fares directly in initiatives that will provide passengers with easier, more punctual, and more comfortable journeys.

“Across the rail industry, we are also working hard to get more for every pound we spend, giving government the scope to hold down fares in future years should it choose to do so.”

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