Tuesday 20 December 2011

Stagecoach Confirm Rail Price Increases

Rail price changes confirmed for January 2012

20 Dec 2011
  • East Midlands Trains and South West Trains rail fare rises lower than UK average
  • New train ticket and station car parking charges now available to check online
  • Passengers continue to benefit from multi-million-pound investment programme
Stagecoach Group confirmed today (20 December 2011) new rail fares and car parking charges for its East Midlands Trains and South West Trains rail networks.
The new rates are effective from 2 January 2012. Changes in the cost of specific individual tickets will vary, however the average rail fares increases are:
  • East Midlands Trains: + 5.7%
  • South West Trains: + 5.8%
The rises are lower than the UK average increase of 5.9%.

Steven Stewart, Stagecoach Group Director of Communications, said: “Money raised through fares helps to pay for better train services and improved facilities at stations. We are investing more than £170 million in improvements for our passengers, including more station car parking spaces.
“Fares also reflect the Government’s long-standing approach to sustaining investment in the railways by reducing the contribution from taxpayers and increasing the share paid for by passengers. In the longer-term, the rail industry is working together to continue cutting costs as a way of helping to limit future fare rises and offer better value for money for taxpayers."


David Gambles