Rail fares to rise by nearly 1 per cent

Bosham barriers are currently stuck down
Bosham barriers are currently stuck down

Rail fares on Thameslink will rise by an average of nearly 1 per cent from January 2.

But singles and returns from London to Gatwick with Gatwick Express, and Luton Airport with

Thameslink, will stay the same, along with fares under £10 on Great Northern, Southern and

Thameslink that start or end outside the London Travelcard zone.

Season tickets will rise by 1 per cent, in line with the rate of inflation, according to rail officials.

Govia Thameslink Railway’s commercial director David Innis said:“We are determined to give our passengers better value for money and by freezing thousands

of fares and introducing a minimum rate of inflation rise on season tickets, we are doing just that.”