RDG responds to RPI figure which will set regulated rail fares for 2019

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RDG responds to RPI figure which will set regulated rail fares for 2019

Commenting on the release of July’s RPI figure which is used by governments to set next January’s increase to regulated rail fares, Paul Plummer, chief executive of the Rail Delivery Group, which represents the railway, said:

‘Fares are underpinning a once-in-a-generation investment plan to improve the railway and politicians effectively determine that season ticket prices should change in line with other day-to-day costs to help fund this.

‘While the industry is learning lessons from the recent timetable change, major improvements have been delivered this year from upgraded stations at London Bridge and Liverpool Lime Street to new trains in the South West and Scotland and more will be delivered in the next year.

‘We understand that aspects of the current fares system are frustrating for people which is why as part of the industry’s plan, train companies are also leading a consultation to update regulation and improve the range of fares on offer, making the system simpler and easier to use for customers.’

2018-08-15T10:14:07+00:00August 15th, 2018|News|