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 1st January for your journey and press Check Fares.
The main commuter fare from Walkden – the Peak Return – is going up 20p to £6.30, that’s a rise of 3.3%. The 1 month season ticket seems to have escaped the worst of the increases, up “just” £1.50 or 1.6%.
Here’s a few of the more 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|
The rises are lower than in some recent years, but 3% is still much higher than the average increase in wages.
If you have a long-term season ticket (3, 6 or 12 months) you may consider renewing on or before Jan 1st to beat the price rise which comes into effect on Jan 2nd.