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Railways: Fares

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the annual percentage change to the cost of travelling by rail in each year since 2000. (318468)

The estimate of the annual percentage change to the cost of travelling by rail in each year since 2000 is shown in the following table, next to the percentage change in disposable income for comparison.

Rail fares (£)

Percentage change

Disposable income (£)

Percentage change

2000

102.97

1.03

109.36

4.11

2001

105.45

2.41

114.29

4.51

2002

106.88

1.36

116.57

1.99

2003

108.24

1.27

120.05

2.98

2004

110.49

2.08

121.01

0.79

2005

114.55

3.67

124.37

2.77

2006

112.58

-1.72

126.17

1.45

2007

114.1

1.35

126.29

0.09

2008

116.54

2.14

n/a

n/a