The January increases to rail fares from Walkden can now be found on the National Rail Enquiries website Journey Planner – simply enter a date after 2nd January for your journey and press Check Fares.
Contrary to what you may have heard in the news about fares being limited to an average of 6%, commuters from Walkden yet again face fare increases that are way above the rate of inflation.
The main commuter fares from Walkden – the Peak Return and 7-Day Pass to Victoria – are going up to £5.90 and £23.20 respectively, that’s a rise of over 7% in each case.
Some other fares, particularly off-peak, are rising even more steeply: here’s a few of the most common fares from Walkden:
|Peak Return to Mcr||Off Peak Return to Mcr||Peak Single to Mcr||Off Peak Single to Mcr||1 Month Season Ticket|
If you have a long-term season ticket (3, 6 or 12 months) you may consider renewing today at Walkden, or tomorrow (at a manned station such as Bolton or Manchester Victoria) to beat the price rise which comes into effect on Monday.