Rail fares to increase by 6.2 per cent

PUBLISHED: 09:46 16 August 2012

The price of a rail ticket may increase by 6.2 per cent from next January although it is not yet known which train companies will push their fares up.

Train firms will be also allowed to add up to 5 per cent more as long as other tickets are subsidised elsewhere.

The latest figure sets the bar for the price hike but Kent passengers will have to wait to see if their journeys are affected.

If Southeastern added a 6.2 per cent price increase, a standard season ticket from Gravesend to London would go up from £2,960 to £3,143.

A season ticket for the high speed train would increase from £3,996 to £4,243.

Southeastern pushed their prices up in January this year by an average of six per cent across Kent.

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