Southern puts train fares up in January

Eastbourne railway station (Eastbourne Station). The 06.24 Southern service to London Bridge leaves Eastbourne station on its way to the capital. August 21st 2013 E34204P ENGSUS00120130821094125
Eastbourne railway station (Eastbourne Station). The 06.24 Southern service to London Bridge leaves Eastbourne station on its way to the capital. August 21st 2013 E34204P ENGSUS00120130821094125

Southern has announced that its average fare rise across all fares which comes into effect on Friday January 2 2015 will be 2.1 per cent.

Regulated fares for 2015, which include season tickets, have been capped by the Government at the July 2014 RPI rate of 2.5 per cent, meaning that this year, no season tickets will be increased by more than 2.5 per cent.

The cheapest Southern £5 Advance fares will remain frozen for the eighth consecutive year and many off peak Gatwick Express fares will be frozen at 2014 prices with additional discounts online.

Southern’s Alex Foulds said, “This is great news for those looking for cheap off-peak travel, as we continue to freeze our cheapest Southern online Advance fare at just £5 for the eighth consecutive year.

“Gatwick Express passengers will also benefit as we are freezing many non-season ticket fares on the route.”

All Southern fares are at www.nationalrail.co.uk