New Year fare hike for train passengers

Fares for passengers travelling with East Midlands Trains have been increased.

The Derby-based train operator, which runs services between Derby and London as well as some local routes, hiked prices by an average of four per cent from January 2.

It means the cost of a single journey went up by an average of 52p. An Anytime Day Single ticket from Belper to Derby now costs £4.20.

Managing director David Horne said: “We know that nobody likes paying more for their travel, especially to get to work.

“We are working hard with the rest of the rail industry to make the system more cost-efficient and help take the pressure off future fare rises. At the same time, we are investing in our trains and stations to deliver a better railway for our customers.”

At the end of last month EMT struck a deal with The Cloud to roll out free WiFi for passengers at 30 stations including Derby.