Published on : Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Rail fares on Chiltern Railways will increase by an average of 2.8% from 2 January 2014, the company confirmed today (23 December 2013). Customers wishing to purchase season tickets at pre-increase prices must ensure their ticket is purchased and commences on or before Wednesday 1 January 2014.
Passengers can check the new price of their usual ticket or any other fare at www.chilternrailways.co.uk or through National Rail Enquiries.
Fare rises are determined largely by government policy and the Chancellor confirmed the approach for next year in the Autumn Statement.
Rob Brighouse, Managing Director of Chiltern Railways said: “Railway funding can only come from the taxpayer or from the passenger. The government’s policy remains that a bigger share must come from people who use the train.”
“We understand that fares increases are hard for people. That’s why we are working hard with the rest of the rail industry to make the system more cost-efficient and help keep our fares as low as possible. At the same time, we are investing in stations and working with Network Rail to improve the reliability of our infrastructure, resulting in Chiltern Railways ending the year as the UK’s top rail operator for right time punctuality.”
Source:- Chiltern Rail
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