Train ticket prices set to rise by more than 3% in January

Train travel across the UK is set to reach extortionate prices with fares rising by 3.1% next year.

New train prices will come into effect on January 2, 2019, and the majority of annual season tickets are set to go up by at least £100.

Over half of passengers already state that they aren’t currently satisfied with the value for money on train tickets across the UK according to independent watchdog Transport Focus.

And train punctuality is at a 12-year low, according to damning figures from the Office of Road and Rail (ORR).

The numbers showed that one in seven trains have missed their target of arriving within five minutes of their scheduled time – or 10 minutes on long-distance services – in the year to 18 August.

Customers have taken to social media to complain to their local railway company about their feelings on the increased ticket prices for the new year.

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) states that rail companies will be introducing over 6,000 extra services a week and up to 7,000 new carriages a week up until 2021.

Campaign for Better Transport, a pressure group that campaign for sustainable transport, shared a few words on twitter shortly after the price increase announcement dropped.

Despite the price increase, a new railcard designed for 26-30 year olds is being launched at the beginning of 2019. The railcard allows passengers a third off the regular 12 month price.