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Rail Industry Responds to Government Announcement on Train Fares

Press Release   •   Dec 05, 2013 07:22 GMT

Responding to the announcement in today’s autumn statement on regulated rail fares, including season tickets, Michael Roberts, director general of the Rail Delivery Group which speaks on behalf of the rail industry, said:

“This is good news for commuters. We strongly support the government’s decision to scrap January’s above inflation average increase in season tickets and other regulated fares. This will encourage even more passengers to travel by rail, helping to sustain already significant investment in more trains, faster services and better stations.”

Notes to editors:

Following today’s announcement, train companies will be re-pricing 2014 fares. These will be available to customers in time for January 2nd 2014 when the fares come into effect.

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Since 2007, London Midland has been providing train services to and from London in the south, to Birmingham in the Midlands and Liverpool in the north-west.  Over 60 million passenger journeys a year are made using on the network and London Midland manage 148 stations and operate
over 1,300 services a day.

London Midland is owned by Govia, the partnership between the Go-Ahead Group and Keolis. Govia
is the UK’s busiest rail operator, responsible for nearly 30 per cent of UK passenger rail journeys through its three rail companies, Southern (which includes Gatwick Express services), Southeastern and London Midland.  Further information on Govia is available at

London Midland has won a range of awards, including Best Local Transport Integration, four Rail Business Awards for marketing, public relations and customer information, five Golden Spanner Awards for Engineering, three IOIC awards for internal communication and three Railstaff Awards for Outstanding Customer Service, Lifesaving and Charity Work.

In 2013 London Midland was awarded the Investors in People (IiP) Silver Award and been awarded the 5 Star award by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) in 2012.

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