First Capital Connect confirm rail fare prices will rise

First Capital Connect.

First Capital Connect. - Credit: Archant

First Capital connect has confirmed that ticket prices are to rise by an average of just under three per cent from January 2.

Regulated fares, including season tickets, will rise by 3.1 per cent as announced by the Government earlier this month but by freezing weekend and bank holiday tickets for the third year running, the average increase is 2.9 per cent.

Station car park prices have been pegged to around the rate of inflation, reducing some in real terms and freezing others. Off Peak and weekend tariffs have also been held and haven’t been increased since 2008.

Most prices will change on January 2 but fares for journeys wholly within London will change on January 19, the earliest date Transport for London is able to accommodate the new prices in its systems. Passengers can check the new London fares, including Travelcards, from January 10.

More information about rail fares and why they are changing can be found at