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- Rail companies are asking passengers to check before they travel as many train times are changing in the new timetable starting this Sunday
- The industry is prioritising punctuality and reliability as it works together to prepare for the change
Responding to a proposal to reform the fares system and reduce some fares, a spokesman for the Rail Delivery Group, speaking on behalf of train operators, said:
Rail fares for 2020 published – fares held below inflation for third year running as record investment continues
Train fares will rise on average by 2.7% next year. This is the third year in a row that train companies have held the average change across all fares below the July RPI rate of inflation, which regulated fares are pegged to.
Britain’s rail companies have published a joint investment report for 2020, with the industry committing to delivering over 1,000 extra services a week for passengers and introducing 1,000 new carriages in the year ahead.
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