How much has your season ticket gone up by? #railripoff

Today the government announced another hike in rail fares. From 2017, regulated fares which includes season tickets and anytime day tickets will increase by 1.9%. Since 2010, fares have risen at double the speed of wages – increasing by 25%, while average weekly earnings have only risen by 12%. Shareholders of private train companies have just pocketed £222m in dividends – an increase of 21% on the previous year. Under public ownership this money could be re-invested to improve services or cut fares.

We’ve calculated the rises for some season tickets on some routes. Let us know what you think about your increase (at 1.9%) @actionforrail and please take action – email your MP in support of a publicly owned railway with affordable fares and proper staffing.

Journey Price of an annual season ticket in 2016 Price of an annual season ticket in 2017 at 1.9% increase Increase in £
Plymouth – Exeter £2,164 £2,205 £41
Salisbury – Bath Spa £3,816 £3,889 £73
Middlesbrough – Durham £2,116 £2,156 £40
Worcester – Birmingham £1,324 £1,349 £25
Manchester – Liverpool £2,988 £3,045 £57
Derby – Nottingham £1,416 £1,443 £27
Thirsk – Leeds £3,972 £4,047 £75
Crawley – London Victoria £3,228 £3,289 £61
Caterham – London Bridge £1,820 £1,855 £35
Basildon – London Fenchurch Street £2,708 £2,759 £51
Swansea-  Cardiff £1,656 £1,687 £31
Merthyr Tydfil -Cardiff £1,084 £1,105 £21
Glasgow – Edinburgh £3,748 £3,819 £71
Tweedbank – Edinburgh £2,584 £2,633 £49