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WIGHTLINK REVEALS CHANGES TO PRICES FOR 2013

Details of prices for 2013 have been released by the ferry company Wightlink.

The company is one of the most popular options – along with Red Funnel – for people going on Isle of Wight holidays and iwradio.co.uk reports that it has decided to limit its ticket price rises by inflation or below.

Wightlink also announced that it will not charge customers if they need to make changes to Multilink tickets or require their reservations to be reprinted. There will be a change to pricing categories too: there will only be standard and economy, in place of the range of different options previously on offer.

The news that Wightlink will not raise its prices above inflation levels comes soon after it emerged that rail fares in the UK are due to rise again. According to bbc.co.uk, transport unions have claimed that fares have increased by more than 26 per cent over the past four years, with ticket prices due to go up by another 3.9 per cent on average next year.

Russell Kew, chief executive of Wightlink, said: “We have worked hard to minimise the impact on customers of the rising costs and difficult economic climate faced by businesses. I am pleased that we have managed to hold 2013 price rises on IOW Resident fares, Multilink tickets, season tickets and foot passenger tickets to be in line with or below inflation.”