Commuters across the south braced for train fare hikes of up to £270 a year

Rail commuters are facing hikes of up to £270 in the cost of their annual season ticket next year.

Fares in England, Scotland and Wales will rise by up an average of 4.2 per cent in January.

Among the routes hit hardest by the hike will be the Bournemouth to London route, which is set to go up by £240, to £5,988.

Travel watchdog, Passenger Focus, says commuters travelling from Canterbury to London will face the biggest increase, of £272.

Some tickets will rise by as little as 2.3 per cent, while one ticket, from Shenfield, in Essex, to London will be £16 cheaper.

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12:17pm Wed 28 Nov 12

one in a million says...

meanwhile the roads get more and more crowded....
meanwhile the roads get more and more crowded.... one in a million
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1:42pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Subject48 says...

Its cheaper for me to fly abroad to a funky european destination then it is to take the train to visit my friends.
Thats riddiculus.

I think having 100's(exagereation dear nit pick brigade) different train companies is the main fault as each one has to pay for its own set of overheads/admin/main
tenece etc.

One train company would be more efficient I think!

If I remember correctly, we were told when the rail service was having a work-over that the fares wont go up..?

Im prety sure I've read something along those lines by a certain ceo....
Its cheaper for me to fly abroad to a funky european destination then it is to take the train to visit my friends. Thats riddiculus. I think having 100's(exagereation dear nit pick brigade) different train companies is the main fault as each one has to pay for its own set of overheads/admin/main tenece etc. One train company would be more efficient I think! If I remember correctly, we were told when the rail service was having a work-over that the fares wont go up..? Im prety sure I've read something along those lines by a certain ceo.... Subject48
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