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Incorrect media reports regarding January fare rises

Date: 07 Dec 2012

Statement: Friday 7 December 2012

Correction to Southeastern fares reported

Recently reported fares quoted by Passenger Focus (28 November 2012) before the formal ‘fares published’ date of 6 December were not correct.

Regulated annual season fares to London from Canterbury will not be 5.9% and from Tonbridge will not be 5.2%.

 For the record the correct percentage increases are:

  •  Canterbury – London Terminals up 4.9% (an annual season ticket to London will cost £4,812 in 2013)
  • Tonbridge – London Terminals up 4.4% (an annual season ticket to London will cost £3,768 in 2013)

Today’s Metro Newspaper has incorrectly claimed train fares from Bromley to London will increase 17.5% 2013. The fare quoted in the story does not exist.

Southeastern’s fares (regulated and unregulated) will increase on average by 4.1 percent in 2013.

The revised fares for 2013 are now available on nationalrail.co.uk.

Summary of 2013 rail fares

Of course we appreciate nobody likes to see prices rise. But there are only two sources of funding for the railways, the general taxpayer and the fare payer. The government decides how much regulated tickets should rise each year and has set an average increase of 4.2% for 2012.

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