Average rail fares set to fall by 1.1% on Transport for Wales routes….with a catch

Transport for Wales has said that average fares across the Wales & Borders franchise will fall by 1.1% from January 2020, with cuts to fares on longer journeys and journeys from the Heads of the Valleys area to Cardiff. Journeys within north Wales will see fares cut by up to 10%, while there will be additional benefits for youth concessionary and student cardholders.

However, shorter commuter journeys into the capital from places like Pontypridd and Caerphilly are expected to result in an average fare increase of up to 2.8%.

Regulated rail fares across the UK network, by comparison, are set to rise by 2.7% on average in January.

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