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Rail fares on Skegness to Boston route to rise three per cent

An East Midlands Train pulls into Skegness Railway Station. Photo by Philip Murray.

An East Midlands Train pulls into Skegness Railway Station. Photo by Philip Murray.

Rail passengers travelling between Skegness and Boston will see their fares rise by three per cent at the start of the New Year.

Rail fares across the UK are expected to rise by an average of around 2.8 per cent from January 2.

On East Midlands Trains the firm says its fares will be increasing by an average of 2.6 per cent, and claims it will be freezing 2013’s prices on 17 per cent of its network.

However, on some routes prices will rise by slightly more. A return between Skegness and Boston will be increasing from £9.90p to £10.20p, a rise of three per cent.

David Horne, Managing Director of East Midlands Trains, said: “We are investing fares directly in initiatives that will provide passengers with easier, more punctual, and more comfortable journeys.

“Across the rail industry, we are also working hard to get more for every pound we spend, giving government the scope to hold down fares in future years should it choose to do so.”

East Midlands Trains says improvements in the past year have included a £70m investment programme, being delivered by Network Rail in partnership with the firm, which includes the upgrade of almost 160 miles of track.

They are also undergoing a programme to install free Wi-Fi at 29 stations by early Spring 2014, with the technology already installed on all train services into London - although on some parts of the UK’s rail network, such as ScotRail, you can already enjoy free WiFi onboard the trains themselves.

 

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