Rail fares increase: What it means for Edinburgh commuters

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ScotRail commuters will pay an extra 3.2 per cent in January - just short of this year’s biggest rise for five years.

The average hike in season ticket and peak fares follows a 3.6 per cent increase at the start of this year, which was the biggest jump since 2013.

Rail fares are set to increase across the UK

Rail fares are set to increase across the UK

We took a look at what the increases meant for Edinburgh commuters analysing the rail season ticket prices to find the price differences that Edinburgh commuters could face.

The current price for a season ticket to and from Bathgate is £1,636, this is set to increase by £52 a year to £1,688.

Travelling to Dundee is set for a £138 increase from £4,312 to £4,450.

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A graph showing the price changes.

A graph showing the price changes.

If commuters travel to and from Glasgow, the fare is set to go over £4,000 rising from £3,956 to £4,083, an increase of £127

Inverness annual passes cost £8,324 and will go to £8,590, a leap of £266.

Closer to home, travellers to Linlithgow will face a £56 increase from £1,764 to £1,820

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And Livingston North has a £50 hike per annum with fares rising to £1,622 from £1,572.

Livingston South have a similar increase from £1,492 to £1,540, a £48 increase.

North Berwick commuterd face a £58 rise from £1,804 to £1,862.