19 Oct '15, 5pm

@oflahertypants Hi, thanks for the feedback. The following link may help explain how fares are calculated.

Rail fare rises are one of the most emotive transport issues for passengers and customers rightly want to feel they get value for money. The spotlight in the media regularly falls on train companies as campaigners call for “fairer fares”. In January 2015, the overall average increase in rail fares in the UK will be 2.2%, the lowest for five years. Here we look at the facts and the real story behind the headlines? Rail fare rises are determined largely by government policy and funding for the rail network can come from only two sources - the taxpayer or the passenger. Money from fares goes towards running and maintaining the railway, which benefits every household in the country by improving journeys, creating jobs and helping to boost the economy. There are two types of fares, those regulated by government and those unregulated and decided by the industry. Regulated fares ...

Full article: http://www.stagecoach.com/media/insight-features/the-fact...

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