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QuoteUpdated March 2014Rail FaresUntil the mid-1960s rail fares were based simply on distance travelled andcosted in old pence, d, (240d = £1). The third class rate was defined bystatute in 1844 as 1d per mile, which remained until 1914. (Rates during thehighly inflationary period around 1921 have not been established. At this timethe pound was devalued by about 40 per cent when compared to 1914).Distances are given in public timetables, and in Bradshaw, throughout thelatter's existence (1839-1961). A corresponding first class fare varied from 2to 1.5 times the third class rate. From 1968 fare structures became muchmore complex and determined by the Selective Fares Manual, which we holdand can be consulted on request [email to Search Engine]. To view our listing,which includes fare information up to the present day, please see our websitehere:(No record is held of season ticket rates, e.g. for commuting purposes.)Period Rate/mile3rd classCost/100miles3rd class1st/3rd classratioCost/100miles1st classPre-1914 1d 8s 4d42pNearly 2:1 16s80p1928-1933 1½d 12s 6d63p1.67:1 £1 0s 4p£1.041938-1946 1.575d 13s 1½d66p1.67:1 £1 9s 10d£1.491949 2½d £1 0s 10d£1.041.6:1 £1 13s 4d£1.661953-1959 1¾d 14s 7d73p1.5:1 £1 1s 10½d£1.091960 2d+ 17s 0d85d1.5:1 £1 5s 6d£1.331961 2½d £1 0s 10d£1.041.5:1 £1 11s 3d£1.661962-1964 3d £1 5s£1.251.5:1 £1 17s 6d£1.881966-1967 3¼d £1 7s£1.351.5:1 £2 0s 6d£2.03