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London and Southeastern Railway: Fares

Transport written question – answered on 9th February 2011.

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Photo of John Stanley John Stanley Chair, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons the 11.8% increase in rail fares by Southeastern for commuters from Tonbridge was almost three times the 3.1% increase in rail fares by First Capital Connect for commuters from Brighton.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Minister of State, Department for Transport

holding answer 4 February 2011

The franchise agreement sets out the caps that apply to increases in fares in respect of the maximum increase in any individual regulated fare and a weighted average of all regulated fares. Train operators are permitted to decide increases to individual fares so long as the fares increases are compliant with those caps.

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