Rail fares – Transport Focus comment
17 December 2021
Today the Government announced that rail fares will increase by inflation (RPI – 3.8 per cent) from 1 March next year.
Anthony Smith, chief executive of the independent watchdog Transport Focus, said:
“As some fares rise it is even more important that Great British Railways, when it is set up, gives life to the Government’s ambition to make rail fares better value for money. The need to boost passenger numbers and revenue through innovative rail ticket retailing and offers will be vital. Keeping costs under control will also be needed.
“In the meantime, the extension of the travel with confidence guarantee will be welcome. The commitment to introducing pay as you go type ticketing across the north and Midlands will help in time. More promotions and ticket discounts can pull more people towards choosing rail.”