Oxfordshire commuters face rail price increase

Oxfordshire commuters face rail price increase

Oxfordshire commuters face rail price increase

First published in News

OXFORDSHIRE commuters are set to pay more for train tickets after rail operators discovered how much they could increase rail prices today.

The average train fare in England is set to go up by 3.5 per cent in the new year.

Under the Government’s formula, operators can increase regulated rail fares in England by July's measure of inflation, plus 1 per cent.

The Retail Prices Index was 2.5 per cent last month, according to the Office for National Statistics.

For Oxford’s commuters this means a season ticket from Oxford to London Paddington could go up by £163.52, and would then cost £4,835.

  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone's contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

Send your Letter to the Editor

11:20am Monday 28th July 2014

What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter through the blue headline above.


Our top stories

Tributes paid to man stabbed to death by Abingdon riverbank

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN was last night being held in custody on suspicion of murder after a man was found fatally stabbed in Abingdon.

UPDATE: Woman, 40, appears in court charged with murder after a man was stabbed in Abingdon

Oxford Mail:

10:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN has appeared in court charged with murder after a man was stabbed in Abingdon on Sunday night.

Pensioner dies in hospital after motorbike crash

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

3:39pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A 74-year-old  man who was injured when his motorcycle collided with a car last month has died in hospital.

Robber sent to prison for part in £11,000 Park End Street attack

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A ROBBER who beat a man up as a distraction while his accomplice stole £11,000 from his victim’s wife has been jailed.

Let Oxford expand beyond its boundaries says housing crisis report

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

7:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

OXFORD is an example of a city which should be allowed to grow beyond its boundaries, according to a national report.

Drop former English Defence League leader as speaker, Oxford Union urged

Oxford Mail: The Oxford Union

6:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

NEARLY 200 Oxford academics, students, councillors and trade union leaders have signed an open letter calling for the Oxford Union to cancel an invitation to the former leader of the English Defence League to speak.

Comments (4)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

1:52pm Tue 19 Aug 14

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

well suprise suprise.. must be rolling in it at first
well suprise suprise.. must be rolling in it at first yabbadabbadoo256
  • Score: 0

3:01pm Tue 19 Aug 14

snert says...

Bicester to Marylebone is just as bad. It's an absolute joke. The price from Bicester to Birmingham is £3400 a year unyet to London including tube is £5400 (£4600 without tube). This doesn't take into account parking each day either.

Unless you are in the £100k region of wages, no company is going to pay that on top of your wages per year to cover the cost of transport.

Driving a similar distance (not to London) costs around £3000 a year including maintenance, servicing, MOT, tax, etc. Even if I was commuting to London, I'd still need a car so I would have some of that cost as well as the rail fair.

Rail travel is an absolute extortion racket. The trains are substandard. They are over crowded at peak hours and slow. They are forever having problems on the line or breaking down.

I'm so glad I don't commute to London any more.
Bicester to Marylebone is just as bad. It's an absolute joke. The price from Bicester to Birmingham is £3400 a year unyet to London including tube is £5400 (£4600 without tube). This doesn't take into account parking each day either. Unless you are in the £100k region of wages, no company is going to pay that on top of your wages per year to cover the cost of transport. Driving a similar distance (not to London) costs around £3000 a year including maintenance, servicing, MOT, tax, etc. Even if I was commuting to London, I'd still need a car so I would have some of that cost as well as the rail fair. Rail travel is an absolute extortion racket. The trains are substandard. They are over crowded at peak hours and slow. They are forever having problems on the line or breaking down. I'm so glad I don't commute to London any more. snert
  • Score: 4

7:45am Wed 20 Aug 14

RichardBowen says...

I have just started a petition up to try and stop the increases! Please join and share if you can!

Please join this campaign: https://www.change.o
rg/p/david-cameron-a
nd-the-uk-government
-stop-the-rail-fare-
increases-we-cannot-
afford-it?recruiter=
44298492&utm_campaig
n=mailto_link&utm_me
dium=email&utm_sourc
e=share_petition
I have just started a petition up to try and stop the increases! Please join and share if you can! Please join this campaign: https://www.change.o rg/p/david-cameron-a nd-the-uk-government -stop-the-rail-fare- increases-we-cannot- afford-it?recruiter= 44298492&utm_campaig n=mailto_link&utm_me dium=email&utm_sourc e=share_petition RichardBowen
  • Score: 0

7:47am Wed 20 Aug 14

RichardBowen says...

Sorry this link http://tinyurl.com/n
kprnxk
Sorry this link http://tinyurl.com/n kprnxk RichardBowen
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree