Article by Alasdair Hooper: Train ticket prices are set to rise in January once again after the rail industry announced an average increase of 3.4 per cent.
The fare rise will come into effect from January 2 2018 and it is the largest increase for five years.
With the price hike looking likely to hit a number of rail commuters’ pockets, the Rail Delivery Group have defended the rise by saying more than 97 per cent of fare income goes back into improving and running the railway.
At Essex Live we have found out how much an anytime day single and a 12-month season ticket will be, from some of Essex’s busiest stations into London, after the price rise.
Shenfield to London Liverpool Street
A jam-packed commuter route, it currently costs £11.60 for an anytime day single, that will increase by 40p to £12.
Currently a 12-month season ticket costs £2,948 but after January 2 this will go up by £104 to £3,052.
Brentwood to London Liverpool Street
With Crossrail fast approaching Brentwood station is only set to get busier and busier. At present an anytime day single costs £9 but that will rise to £9.30 once the price hike comes into effect.
A 12-month season ticket from Brentwood to Liverpool Street stands at £2,580 but will go up to £2,672.
Wickford to London Liverpool Street
At the moment the price of an anytime day single from Wickford costs £14.60 but this will rise to £14.90 from January 2.
The price of a 12-month season ticket will climb by £128 – from £3,572 to £3,700.
Billericay to London Liverpool Street
An anytime day single ticket fare from Billericay currently sets you back £13.40 but it will rise to £13.50.
A 12-month season ticket is priced at £3,368 but after January 2 this will increase to £3,488.
Article by Alasdair Hooper, Essex Live