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Up to 90% rail fare rise from 17 May

A typical return from Charlbury to London will cost almost 90% more from mid-May as a result of changes introduced by First Great Western.

The changes are:

  • Off-Peak tickets will no longer be permitted on the 17.22, 17.52 and 18.22 from Paddington.
  • The price of Off-Peak Returns is being increased.
  • A new Super Off-Peak Return ticket will be introduced at a similar price to the old Off-Peak. This will be valid after 10.00 from Charlbury, but will not be valid for returning from Paddington between 15.52 and 18.22.

Currently a return from Charlbury to Paddington on the 08.31, returning on the 18.22, costs £33.30. From mid-May this will increase to £62.40, a rise of almost 90%.

FGW has not made any public announcement about the rises, but the new prices can be viewed via the journey-planner at

Richard Fairhurst · Mon 20 Apr 2015, 16:28 · Link

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