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Rail fares

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Annual statistics measuring the change in prices charged by train operating companies to rail passengers, normally introduced in January of each year.

For details on how these statistics are compiled, please see our Rail fares index methodology and quality report  and for information on any revisions, please see our Revisions Log.

Data and reports that include previous statistical releases on Rail fares can be found on the National Archives.

If you have any questions or feedback on these statistics, please contact rail.stats@orr.gov.uk

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Latest statistical release

Rail fares index (January 2019)
Rail fares index (January 2019)

Date published: 09 May 2019
Date next published: TBC

Key results

  • Rail fares in Great Britain increased by 2.8% in January 2019 compared with a 2.5% rise in the January 2019 Retail Prices Index (RPI)
  • The average change in the price of regulated fares between January 2018 and January 2019 was 2.8%.
  • Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak fares showed the largest increases of 2.8% and 3.0% respectively whilst Advance fares increased by 1.1%.