Rail fares in Yorkshire to rise in 2019

Britain's rail fares will increase by an average of 3.1 per cent on January 2, the rail industry has announced.

According to Office of Rail and Road data, it will be the largest rise since January 2013.

Many long-distance commuters will see the annual cost of getting to work increase by more than £100.

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Paul Plummer, chief executive of industry body the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), said: "Nobody wants to pay more to travel, especially those who experienced significant disruption earlier this year.

Rail fares are going up again

"Money from fares is underpinning the improvements to the railway that passengers want and which ultimately help boost the wider economy.

"That means more seats, extra services and better connections right across the country."

There have been calls for prices to be frozen following chaos caused by the implementation of new timetables in May.

Fewer than half (45%) of passengers are satisfied with the value for money of train tickets, according to a survey by watchdog Transport Focus.