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Weekend rail ticket cost frozen but other fares rise

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A train company has frozen some of its fares for the third year running – but others have risen.

First Capital Connect, which runs the services through Sandy, Biggleswade and Arlesey, has frozen its super off peak weekend and bank holiday tickets again.

But the overall average increase for ticket prices from Thursday (January 2) is 2.9 per cent.

Regulated fares including season tickets have risen by 3.1 per cent.

Managing director David Statham said: “We’re determined to give our passengers better value for money so all our fares, regulated and unregulated, will increase on average by only 2.9 per cent and in no case by more than 3.1 per cent – the rate of inflation used in the government’s fares calculations.

“Coupled with our decision to freeze for the third year running our 20 per cent plus cheaper Super Off-Peak weekend and bank holiday tickets, we’re making sure we’re doing all we can to give our passengers more for their money.”

The cost of parking at the station car parks has followed the rate of inflation.

To find out more about rail fares visit www.railfares2014.com

 

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