East Midlands Trains’ four per cent fare hike for 2013

East Midlands Trains to raise fares
East Midlands Trains to raise fares
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Rail commuters in Northamptonshire face a four per cent hike in fares from January 2, it emerged today.

East Midlands Trains, which serves Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby and Market Harborough, will increase by an average of four per cent in 2013, with the cost of a single journey rising by an average of 52p.

David Horne, managing director of East Midlands Trains, said: “Railway funding can only come from the taxpayer or from the passenger. The Government’s policy remains that a bigger share must come from people who use the train.

“We know that nobody likes paying more for their travel, especially to get to work. That’s why we are working hard with the rest of the rail industry to make the system more cost-efficient and help take the pressure off future fare rises. At the same time, we are investing in our trains and stations to deliver a better railway for our customers.”