scotland (4K)
The Friends of the Far North Line
Cairdean Na Loine Tuath
the campaign group for rail north of Inverness - lobbying for improved services for the local user, tourist and freight operator

Fares News

Unlike in England, where rail fares are to rise in January, 2014 by the Retail Prices Index (RPI) plus one per cent on average - with many going up by more than this but others by less - the Scottish Government has announced that only peak rail fares will rise and that the increase will be kept to the RPI, namely, 3.1%. Off-peak fares will not rise at all and, provided inflation remains below 3.5%, they will stay the same for the remainder of the present ScotRail franchise, i.e., until 31st March, 2015. It has been estimated that 40% of ScotRail tickets are off-peak.