Passengers using East Midlands Trains face a below-inflation increase in ticket prices next year, the company says.
Fares on East Midlands Trains will rise by on average by 1.5 per cent from January 2, 2017.
This is below the July inflation of 1.9 per cent which is used by the Government to set all regulated fares, including season tickets, and is also below the national average increase for 2017.
East Midlands Trains says its customers will see fares on average reducing in real terms.
A return journey from Kettering to St Pancras today costs £101.50 peak time, falling to £70.50 by 9.30am and £46.50 by 10.30am. According to National Rail Enquiries the same journeys on Monday, January 9, will stay the same at peak time, and rise to £72 and £47 respectively, increases of 2.1 per cent and 1 per cent.
Managing director of East Midlands Trains Jake Kelly said: “We have worked hard to offer the best value travel for our customers.
“The changes in January will mean fares for East Midlands Trains customers will on average reduce in real terms.
“As well as helping to fund the biggest national investment in the railways since Victorian times through increased payments to Government, the money from fares is also helping to drive many real improvements for customers across our network.”
For more about your rail fare go to www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/ticket_types/83871.aspx.