South Yorkshire train fares set to increase

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Rail fares on East Midlands Trains will increase by an average of 4 per cent from January, the company has confirmed.

The Government is allowing train companies to increase prices by an average of up to 4.2 per cent - one per cent above the rate of inflation.

The Sheffield to London operator says journeys will only cost an average of 52 pence more.

David Horne, managing director of East Midlands Trains, said: “We know that nobody likes paying more for their travel, especially to get to work.

“That’s why we are working hard with the rest of the rail industry to make the system more cost-efficient.”

Other operators in South Yorkshire have not yet revealed the extent of their fare rises.