Today’s news will be filled with irate rail users, and not
(just) because of the usual delays, cancellations, or prospect of
strikes on the network.
No, today marks the publication of July’s retail price
index (RPI) figures. The annual July increase in this benchmark is
how government decides to change regulated rail fares from January,
including prices for season tickets.
UK rail infrastructure operator Network Rail (NR) will start electrification of the railway line in Bath on 18 July to allow a new fleet of longer, faster, quieter and greener electric trains in the future.
If you are heading up to Canada to take a VIA Rail train, you may want to hold off a few days/weeks as VIA Rail engineers are on strike. As a precaution, VIA begin canceling trains with the strike pending. Engineers and yardmasters ...
Here’s the amount by which your train fare will increase next year: roughly 6.2%. The Retail Price Index (RPI), the inflation indicator used to calculate things like fares and social rents, for July was 3.2%. The price of regulated ...
The UK Government has decided to extend the five-year hold on regulated rail fares at 1% Retail Prices Index (RPI) inflation.