Weston commuters to see hike in train prices, as Government announces biggest rise in 4 years
PUBLISHED: 09:00 18 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:22 18 August 2017
Weston commuters will be faced with even more costly rail charges, after the Government announced a 3.6 per cent increase will come in to effect in January.
This will affect anytime train fares, as well as some off-peak fares and season tickets.
The rise has been taken from the Retail Prices Index (RPI) inflation measure for July and is the highest since January 2013.
A spokesman for Great Western Railway, told the Mercury the extra money will go towards better train services.
One of the company’s main stations is Bristol Temple Meads, with regular journeys to and from Weston.
The spokesman added: “The money raised by the Government through fares ensures investment in more trains, better stations and faster services.
“Since 2004 the Government has sought to sustain investment in the railways by reducing the amount that taxpayers contribute and requiring passengers to pay a greater share.”