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Railways: Fares

Question for HM Treasury

UIN 213271, tabled on 4 November 2014

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of increasing regulated rail fares by RPI in 2015.

Answered on

19 November 2014

On 7 September the Government announced the government would extend the freeze on rail fares so that no regulated rail fares will increase by more than inflation.

The Chancellor also announced that for 2015, train companies will no longer have the flexibility to increase some fares by 2% above the cap.

As set out in the press release these measures will cost £100m by 2015/16.

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