Merseyrail ticket prices to rise in 2018
MERSEYRAIL ticket prices are to go up in 2018, but the rail company said fares overall on the network will remain among the lowest in the UK.
In 2018, the average ticket price increase will be 3.6 per cent, while the prices of some of Merseyrail’s tickets will be frozen.
Other highlights next year include: A Daysaver will increase by 10p to £5.20, a rise of 2 per cent; The cost of a family ticket will stay the same at £11; The most expensive ticket will be £8.65, which is a return from Chester to Southport; and The cheapest ticket will be £2, which is a return from Liverpool to Sandhills
David O’Leary, commercial director, commented: “Each year, we work hard to keep fares as low as possible. In 2018, the price of some tickets will go up in line with the Retail Price Index, reflecting the rising cost of operating the network. In spite of this, Merseyrail fares still represent good value for money, ensuring that our network remains accessible to the majority, supports communities and boosts the local economy.”
Changes will take effect on Tuesday, January 2 2018.