Rail fares to Skegness to rise in January

East Midlands Trains
East Midlands Trains

Holidaymakers who travel to Skegness by rail can expect to pay more for their tickets next year.

Stagecoach, which runs East Midlands Trains, have confirmed fares will rise will rise by an average of one per cent from January 2.

The news comes as Network Rail passengers have been warned there will be an average 1.1 per cent rise in fares nationally.

Each Saturday in the peak six weeks’ season in Skegness, there are between 2,500 and 3,000 holidaymakers departing Skegness and arrivals total about 2,500. These include passengers from all over England, Scotland and Wales.

Rail Delivery Group (RDG) which represents train operators and Network Rail, said the annual fare increase was the smallest for six years.

Regulated fares, which include season tickets, are capped at no more than July’s RPI inflation rate of 1 per cent. Unregulated fares, such as off-peak leisure tickets, can go up by as much as the train companies like.

RDG chief Paul Plummer said: “We know that nobody likes to pay more to travel by train, especially to get to work.

“But this allows the Government to focus its funding on building a bigger, better network when the railway is becoming increasingly important at driving economic growth, underpinning jobs, and connecting friends and families.”