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Price of rail fares go up for Spalding commuters




Rail fares for passengers in Spalding are going up - it has been announced today.

Among the national increases for rail tickets across the country, East Midlands Railway has confirmed its fees will be going up for 2020 by 2.6%.

It stresses that this is still below the national average of 2.7%.

Passengers travelling to and from Spalding will now be paying more for their rail fares.
Passengers travelling to and from Spalding will now be paying more for their rail fares.

East Midlands Railway operates journeys including to and from Spalding to Peterborough, Lincoln and Doncaster.

In a statement on its website, East Midlands Railway explains: "The Government set the fares for all regulated fares, which include season tickets, in line with July’s Retail Price Index (RPI).

"Nationally, the average fare rise is 2.7% - the third year in a row that train companies have held the average change across all fares below the July RPI rate of inflation, which regulated fares are pegged to.

East Midlands Railway has announced an increase to its rail fares for 2020. Photo: AV IT Media. (25817535)
East Midlands Railway has announced an increase to its rail fares for 2020. Photo: AV IT Media. (25817535)

"As well as paying for the running of the day-to-day rail network, fares are helping government to support the biggest investment in railway since Victorian times.

"This includes the Midland Main Line Upgrade, which is creating space for thousands more seats, quicker journeys and a simpler timetable from December 2020."

Spalding Rail Station is currently undergoing a £2.5million upgrade, including new lifts, better lighting on the footbridge and extra CCTV cameras at the station.

More information on the December 2020 Timetable Consultation can be found here.

For more information on where fares go, the Rail Deliver Group has produced Rail Fares Explained found here.

  • What do you think about the cost of travelling by train going up? Email: zoe.myall@iliffepublishing.co.uk

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