Correct 2012 ticket prices available from 20 December

The Government announced on 29 November that regulated fares will rise in January by an average of the retail price index (RPI) for inflation plus one per cent.  This is lower than the increase of RPI plus three per cent originally planned for 2012.

Regulated train companies had set millions of fares reflecting the original, higher increase and so are now working to re-set fares in line with the government’s decision.

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Information on new prices for train travel from 2 January will now be available from 20 December. Until 20 December, information on fares will be at 2011 prices, except for Advance tickets where the 2012 price is already available. From 20 December, all train operating companies will have the correct 2012 prices.

Ticket offices and self service machines will have the new prices at various dates, so please check with your train company for details. All prices for travel in 2011 are unaffected.

All tickets already bought for 2012 will be valid for travel.

If you want to buy a ticket now for travel after 2 January, the following applies until 20 December:

Walk up tickets (Anytime/Off-Peak/Super Off-Peak)

Tickets booked for travel on or after 2 January 2012 will be available at 2011 prices

Advance train tickets

These tickets are unaffected and can be bought for travel either before or after 2 January 2012

Season tickets

Season tickets are normally available seven days in advance and so could not be bought for 2012 before 20 December under normal circumstances