National fare increase

25 February 2022

As part of the Government’s national policy for ticket price changes, rail fares, nationally, will increase by 3.8% on 1 March 2022.

Generally, rail fares increase in January, however in 2022, this has been delayed to give customers more time to purchase cheaper flexible and season tickets at the existing rate. Fares bought before 1 March 2022 will be charged at the current price. 

If you now only travel part of the week and work from home part of the week, you may find a flexible-season ticket offers you better value. Flexible season tickets were created following the reforms set out in the governments ‘Plan for Rail’, to offer a better deal to commuters adopting to new ways of working.  You can find out more information on flexible season tickets using a c2c Smartcard on our website https://www.c2c-online.co.uk/tickets-and-fares/flexi-season/ 

For more information about where your rail fare goes, please see the national rail website which details how fares are overwhelmingly used to run and improve the rail network. https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/ticket_types/your-rail-fare.aspx 

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