East Midlands Trains announces increase in fares from January

EAST Midlands Trains has announced that the fare on its network will rise by an average of 5.7 per cent, from January.

Passengers can check the new prices for their own journeys at www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk or through National Rail Enquiries.

Charges for car parking will vary, with daily parking tariffs at the majority of station car parks either frozen or reduced. Full details of the car parking rates from January 2012 can also be found at www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk/parking.

David Horne, managing director of East Midlands Trains, said: “Money raised through fares helps to pay for better train services and improved facilities at stations. At East Midlands Trains, we are investing over £40 million to deliver improvements to every aspect of our passengers journeys, including refurbished trains and better station facilities such as refurbished toilets and waiting rooms.

“Fares also reflect the Government’s long-standing approach to sustaining investment in the railways by reducing the contribution from taxpayers and increasing the share paid for by passengers. In the longer-term, the rail industry is working together to continue cutting costs as a way of helping to limit future fare rises and offer better value for money for taxpayers”.