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Season ticket to Norwich now £1,712




Diss, Norfolk. Diss Train Station which has been award best for customer care on the Greater Anglia Network ENGANL00120130430165654
Diss, Norfolk. Diss Train Station which has been award best for customer care on the Greater Anglia Network ENGANL00120130430165654

Rail commuters to Norwich and London from Diss will have to meet a higher-than-inflation rise in season ticket prices for 2015.

A season ticket to Norwich will cost £1,712 for the year, up £42 from £1,670 last year, amounting to a 2.5 per cent rise.

Those travelling down to London also face a 2.5 per cent rise, with the 2015 price now £7,132, up from £6,960, which is an increase of £172.

Other fares have increased by 2.1 per cent from last year on average.

A spokesman for Abellio Greater Anglia, the rail operator, said: “Regulated fares such as season tickets increase by 2.5 per cent as the Government confirmed in the Autumn Statement.

“These fares – that are set under the Government formula – account for up to half of all fares.

“We have announced a £31.5m investment programme in improving customer service, train performance and rolling stock as part of our current franchise to October 2016. This includes a £9m upgrade for our Intercity trains.

“We are also working closely with Network Rail to do all we can to improve train service performance. Network Rail is investing £170m to improve the Great Eastern route in 2015.”

Craig Daniels, of Diss, who commuted to Norwich by rail regularly, until recently, said: “I’ve been a regular commuter from Diss to Norwich since October 2008 and despite the annual price rises have seen no real improvement in service, maintenance or efficiency.”



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