Scunthorpe area train travellers paying more to ride with First TransPennine Express and Northern Rail
Train users in North Lincolnshire can now expect to pay around four per cent more for their journey – a rise that is ahead of the current rate of inflation which stands at 2.7 per cent.
The changes, which came into effect on Wednesday, affect passengers on both First TransPennine Express and Northern Rail train services which run from Scunthorpe.
The changes will hit peak time commuters the hardest and a season ticket from Scunthorpe to Doncaster has gone up to £45.60.
A Scunthorpe to Sheffield season ticket has risen to £58.60 and the same ticket to Manchester Airport has increased to £142.
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Single priced tickets to the same destinations have also increased by between 3.9 per cent and 4.4 per cent, depending on where and when you travel.
First TransPennine Express commercial director Leo Goodwin, said: "Regulated fares on First TransPennine Express rail services have risen in line with the Government set formula of 4.2 per cent.
"Un-regulated fares, including advance purchase tickets, have risen by 3.6 per cent. We are committed to continuing to improve the level of service and value for money we provide.
"From late 2013 we are introducing a £60 million fleet of new trains that will see an increase in capacity of around 30 per cent across our network.
"Our advice to customers seeking the best value fares is always to plan and book your journeys in advance and where possible take advantage of the savings available through season tickets and rail cards."
The cost of a single journey on Northern Rail trains, which operate between Scunthorpe and Lincoln and call at Althorpe and Crowle, has risen by an average of between 20p and 30p.
First TransPennine Express trains also call at Barnetby, while Northern Rail runs services on the Barton and Brigg lines.