Fares 2014: our response
23 December 2013
Today the rail fares for 2014 were published.
David Sidebottom, acting chief executive of the independent watchdog Passenger Focus, said:
“Although fares have still increased, passengers will be relieved that the average rise was capped at inflation instead of inflation plus one percent for regulated fares as it has been previously. It is also good to see that there is much less flexibility for individual fares to go up by more than this. Both of these are things we have called for and we were pleased that Government recognised the need to act to relieve the burden on hard-pressed passengers.
“This is a good time for the industry to look at the value for money of fares; only just over four in ten passengers are currently happy with the value of their ticket. What is now needed is a more flexible fares structure that delivers the type of products that passengers want.”
Please click on the links below for tables of sample fares, and a history of how they have changed since 2009.
To explore more of our data, please visit the open data tool here.