The biggest increase on train tickets in five years

Coventry commuters were found to be paying the most for their daily journeys.

Average ticket prices across Britain went up by 3.4 per-cent on January 2 – the sharpest rise since 2013, when fares increased by 3.9 per-cent.

It has been discovered that Midlands commuters pay up to five times as much of their salary on rail fares as other Europeans.

Passengers traveling between Birmingham and London Euston saw the biggest increase, with a season ticket now costing £10,567 – a rise of £2,539 since 2010.

Top five average increases by an operator:

  • 7% – Northern.
  • 6% – TransPennine Express.
  • 1% – CrossCountry.
  • 6% – Merseyrail.
  • 4% – Virgin Trains East Coast, Greater Anglia, London Overground and TfL Rail Travelcards and price caps.

How rail fares have changed over the past ten years

– 2008: up 5.1 per cent

– 2009: up 6 per cent

– 2010: down 0.4 per cent

– 2011: up 6.4 per cent

– 2012: up 6.2 per cent

– 2013: up 4.2 per cent

– 2014: up 3 per cent

– 2015: up 2.4 per cent

– 2016: up 0.8 per cent

– 2017: up 1.9 per cent

– 2018: up 3.4 per cent

by Klaudia Szewczyk

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