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The increase covers both regulated fares, which includes season tickets, and off-peak unregulated fares.

MPs to scrutinise £7bn Thameslink programme after National Audit Office report reveals completion has been delayed by a year

MPs on the Public Accounts Committee tomorrow kick off an inquiry into the £7bn Thameslink Programme, after a National Audit Office report last month revealed the completion of the project has been pushed back a year.

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  • City celebrates Virgin East Coast exit The news that the Virgin Trains East Coast franchise is to end three years early in 2020 has been greeted enthusiastically by investors. Stagecoach shares ended last week 12 per cent higher, and the price had risen by a further 1.67 per cent or 3.0p by 11.45 today (Monday), with each Ordinary share valued at 183.0p. The troubled franchise is to be replaced by a form of regional partnership with the DfT and Network Rail with the aim of ˜bringing together the operation of track and train under a single leader and unified brand™. Discussions are already in progress. However, unions and oppositi...
  • Breaking: unregulated fares rise announced Rail fares are to rise by an average of 3.4 per cent at the start of January. Regulated fares will go up by 3.6 per cent, in line with the Retail Price Index in July this year.

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