Index showing average change in price of rail fares by regulated and unregulated tickets - Table 1.81
Rail fares index (January 1995 = 100) measuring the change in rail fares by sector , class and ticket status
Great Britain
Annual data (calendar year): 1995 to 2019
Sector
Regulated/Unregulated fares
January 1995
January 1996
January 1997
January 1998
January 1999
January 2000
January 2001
January 2002
January 2003
January 2004
January 2005
January 2006
January 2007
January 2008
January 2009
January 2010
January 2011
January 2012
January 2013
January 2014
January 2015
January 2016
January 2017
January 2018
January 2019
Average change in price (%) 2018 on 2019
Expenditure weights (%) total
Real terms change in average price 2019 on 2018
Real terms change in average price 2019 on 1995
London and South East
First Class unregulated
100.0
103.2
105.2
109.2
113.1
115.4
118.8
118.7
122.4
129.4
136.3
144.6
151.5
171.9
177.3
176.0
187.4
195.9
204.2
209.4
213.1
215.9
222.2
231.1
237.9
2.9
1.0
0.4
22.8
Standard class regulated
100.0
103.5
105.9
109.6
111.1
111.1
112.1
110.6
113.1
117.8
123.3
128.5
135.0
142.0
150.9
150.4
160.9
170.7
177.9
183.4
188.0
189.5
192.8
198.7
204.1
2.7
24.6
0.2
5.3
Standard class unregulated
100.0
103.6
106.0
110.3
114.7
117.7
121.5
123.4
127.0
132.7
139.2
146.0
153.2
162.4
173.8
175.9
186.9
198.5
207.8
213.0
217.7
219.0
221.4
228.6
234.4
2.5
20.3
0.0
21.0
All standard class
100.0
103.6
105.9
109.9
112.4
113.6
115.7
115.6
118.5
123.6
129.5
135.4
142.1
150.1
160.4
161.2
171.9
182.4
190.5
195.9
200.5
201.8
204.8
211.3
216.8
2.6
44.9
0.1
11.9
All tickets
100.0
103.5
105.9
109.8
112.5
113.7
115.8
115.7
118.6
123.8
129.8
135.7
142.5
150.8
161.0
161.7
172.5
183.0
191.1
196.4
201.0
202.4
205.5
212.0
217.6
2.6
45.9
0.1
12.3
Long distance
First Class unregulated
100.0
101.9
104.7
109.5
121.8
136.7
145.8
156.8
166.2
173.7
183.0
199.1
217.4
234.7
253.5
256.6
266.9
283.1
293.2
296.2
305.7
311.6
311.3
313.3
321.4
2.6
6.1
0.1
65.9
Standard class regulated
100.0
101.2
103.7
107.2
111.1
111.2
109.0
113.0
115.3
120.0
124.8
129.8
135.8
142.5
150.5
149.6
157.8
167.6
174.6
179.5
183.8
185.4
189.1
196.2
202.3
3.1
7.3
0.6
4.4
Standard class unregulated
100.0
101.9
104.9
109.2
115.6
123.7
128.3
134.3
140.1
145.8
152.9
168.5
180.1
192.9
211.8
214.7
227.0
240.7
250.8
258.0
262.0
262.5
263.0
269.2
276.8
2.8
25.9
0.3
42.9
All standard class
100.0
101.7
104.6
108.6
114.4
120.1
122.3
127.6
132.0
137.4
143.7
154.9
164.2
174.4
189.2
190.8
201.6
213.8
222.8
229.1
233.1
233.9
235.4
241.6
248.6
2.9
33.2
0.4
28.3
All tickets
100.0
101.7
104.6
108.8
115.6
123.5
127.3
133.8
139.2
145.0
151.8
164.0
174.9
186.4
202.1
203.9
214.9
228.0
237.3
243.4
248.2
249.6
250.9
256.7
264.1
2.9
39.3
0.3
36.3
Regional
First Class unregulated
100.0
104.1
105.8
110.8
113.9
120.8
126.5
132.5
136.7
141.3
147.6
156.1
168.6
179.7
195.6
200.2
210.1
221.3
228.3
232.5
236.3
238.6
247.5
258.1
269.0
4.3
0.5
1.7
38.9
Standard class regulated
100.0
101.1
104.4
107.7
110.5
111.5
113.6
115.3
116.4
120.1
124.9
129.9
135.1
141.9
150.7
150.0
158.7
169.1
176.8
181.8
185.8
187.7
191.0
197.5
203.4
3.0
4.5
0.5
5.0
Standard class unregulated
100.0
101.4
104.6
108.0
112.4
115.3
118.8
121.5
124.1
127.6
133.3
140.8
148.3
156.9
169.3
172.0
182.4
193.9
202.4
206.7
211.5
213.5
218.2
226.7
234.1
3.3
9.7
0.7
20.8
All standard class
100.0
101.3
104.5
107.9
111.6
113.7
116.6
118.8
120.8
124.3
129.6
135.9
142.4
150.1
160.9
162.2
171.8
182.8
191.0
195.5
200.0
201.9
206.1
213.7
220.5
3.2
14.2
0.7
13.8
All tickets
100.0
101.3
104.6
108.0
111.6
113.9
116.9
119.3
121.3
125.0
130.2
136.6
143.3
151.1
162.1
163.5
173.1
184.2
192.4
196.8
201.3
203.2
207.5
215.3
222.2
3.2
14.8
0.7
14.7
All operators
First Class unregulated
100.0
102.3
104.9
109.5
119.4
131.5
139.2
147.6
155.6
162.7
171.4
185.5
200.9
218.4
234.7
237.1
247.5
261.9
271.5
275.0
282.9
287.9
289.7
293.7
301.8
2.7
7.7
0.2
55.8
Standard class regulated
100.0
102.9
105.3
108.9
111.0
111.2
111.7
111.9
114.1
118.7
124.0
129.1
135.2
142.0
150.6
150.0
159.6
169.5
176.7
182.0
186.4
188.0
191.4
197.6
203.2
2.8
36.4
0.3
4.9
Standard class unregulated
100.0
102.5
105.3
109.4
114.6
119.7
123.7
127.3
131.5
136.8
143.4
153.3
162.0
172.4
186.8
189.3
200.6
212.9
222.3
228.1
232.5
233.6
235.5
242.4
249.2
2.8
55.9
0.3
28.6
All standard class
100.0
102.7
105.3
109.2
112.9
115.6
117.8
119.6
122.8
127.8
133.7
141.1
148.5
157.2
169.1
170.2
180.7
191.8
200.1
205.6
210.0
211.3
213.9
220.4
226.6
2.8
92.3
0.3
17.0
All tickets
All tickets
100.0
102.6
105.2
109.2
113.5
117.2
120.1
122.5
126.2
131.3
137.5
145.5
153.6
163.0
175.3
176.5
187.1
198.6
207.1
212.6
217.2
218.7
221.3
227.8
234.2
2.8
100.0
0.3
20.9
RPI (all items)
RPI (all items)
100.0
102.9
105.8
109.3
111.9
114.1
117.2
118.7
122.2
125.4
129.4
132.5
138.0
143.7
143.8
149.2
156.8
162.9
168.3
173.0
174.9
177.1
181.8
189.0
193.7
2.5
Source(s):
 
LENNON ticketing and revenue database , Rail Delivery Group (RDG) and Office for National Statistics (ONS)
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Notes:
 
The rail fares price index provides a measure of the change in the prices charged by train operating companies (TOCs) to rail passengers. The index shows the average change in prices since January 1995 and is calculated from transaction data held in LENNON, the rail industry’s ticketing and revenue database.

Annual fare changes are implemented in January each year, therefore these figures are presented alongside the January all items retail prices index to show how the average change in rail fares compares with the average change in the cost of goods and services over the same time period.
 
Regulated fare changes are capped by government based on the July all items retail prices index for the preceding year (i.e. the cap for January 2019 is based on the change in the all items retail price index as of July 2018). For the fare change in 2019, the cap was set at 3.2%. For some historical detail on how the cap has been set by government, please see page 10 of this report:
More details on methodology can be found in the quality report relating to this dataset:
 
This dataset is used in the Rail Fares Index(January 2019) statistical release published under the Rail Finance theme. To view or download the statistical release:

Revisions:
 
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