Index showing average change in price of rail fares by regulated and unregulated tickets - Table 1.81
Great Britain annual data 1995 to 2016 - Rail fares index (January 1995 = 100)
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.

The average change in fares is weighted by earnings and is presented alongside the January 2016 all items retail prices index to illustrate how the average change in rail fares compares with the average change in the cost of goods and services.
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
Average change in price (%) 2016 on 2015
Expenditure weights (%) total
Real terms change in average price (%) 2016 on 2015
Real terms change in average price 2016 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
1.3
1.2
0.0
21.9
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
0.8
20.8
-0.5
7.0
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
0.6
24.3
-0.7
23.6
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
0.7
45.0
-0.6
13.9
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
0.7
46.2
-0.6
14.3
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
1.9
6.0
0.6
75.9
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
0.8
8.6
-0.5
4.6
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
0.2
24.8
-1.1
48.2
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
0.4
33.4
-0.9
32.1
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
0.6
39.4
-0.7
40.9
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
1.0
0.5
-0.3
34.7
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
1.0
5.7
-0.3
5.9
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
0.9
8.2
-0.4
20.5
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
1.0
13.8
-0.3
14.0
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
1.0
14.4
-0.3
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
1.8
7.7
0.5
62.5
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
0.8
35.1
-0.5
6.1
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
0.5
57.2
-0.8
31.8
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
0.6
92.3
-0.7
19.3
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
0.7
100.0
-0.6
23.5
RPI (all items)
RPI (all items) (R)
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
1.3
   
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