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East Midlands Trains announced today (20 December 2011) that the average fare on its network will rise by an average of 5.7%. The increase, effective from January 2012, is lower than the UK rail average of 5.9%.
Passengers can check the new prices for their own journeys from today online or through National Rail Enquiries.
Changes in the cost of specific individual tickets will vary, however the average fare per journey at East Midlands Trains will rise by just 72p.
Charges for car parking will vary, with daily parking tariffs at the majority of station car parks either frozen or reduced. Full details of the car parking rates from January 2012 can be found here.
David Horne, Managing Director of East Midlands Trains, said: “Money raised through fares helps to pay for better train services and improved facilities at stations. At East Midlands Trains, we are investing over £40 million to deliver improvements to every aspect of our passengers journeys, including refurbished trains and better station facilities such as refurbished toilets and waiting rooms.
“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”.
New rail fares and car parking charges are effective from 2 January 2012. The changes include:
East Midlands Trains is one of the most punctual train operators in the UK, with latest figures showing annual punctuality running at 92.1%. Customer satisfaction is higher than the UK average, with the most recent independent National Passenger Survey showing that 86% of passengers are satisfied with their train service.Passengers are continuing to benefit from a range of improvements, including:
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