12:37 28 November 2012
Some of England’s rail commuters are expecting to pay more for their travel next year, with there being a suspected rise of around 4.2per cent on season ticket fares for 2013.
The news comes following Prime Minister David Cameron’s reflection on inflation in October.
Mr. Cameron urged for the average rises to be limited to 1per cent higher than inflation, as before this it had been stated that railway prices for England were to be increased by 6.2per cent.
As of January, passengers travelling from Canterbury to London could be hit by a 5.9per cent rise, which adds £270 to their yearly ticket price.
This is understood to be the worst hit route although there are other commuters who could suffer financially.
A spokesperson for The Association of Train Operating Companies is reported by the BBC as saying it is the government and “not train companies that decides how much season tickets should rise on average each year”.
They added: “Successive governments have instructed train companies every year to increase these regulated fares on average by more than inflation.”
Some people reportedly see the UK’s railway prices as having some of the most expensive train costs in Europe.
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