It seems to be a day for transport announcement and whilst fares are going up (don’t they always), they are doing so below the cap that’s been set by the Chancellor. the Government at the July 2014 RPI rate of 2.5%, meaning that this year, no season tickets will be increased by more than 2.5%. Off peak travel will see rises at lower rates by the looks of things too.
Southern’s Commercial Director, Alex Foulds said: “This is great news for those looking for cheap off-peak travel, as we continue to freeze our cheapest Southern online Advance fare at just £5 for the eighth consecutive year. Gatwick Express passengers will also benefit as we are freezing many non-season ticket fares on the route.”
Southern’s new fares will come into effect on Friday 2nd January 2015.