RAIL passengers will see a Merseyrail ticket price increase next year.

The announcement comes after the Rail Delivery Group revealed that average ticket prices across Britain will go up by 3.4% in January.

Some Merseyrail tickets will see a price increase in 2019.

Merseyrail’s commercial director Suzanne Grant told the Globe: “Merseyrail continues to be the most affordable and the most punctual network in the country.

"98% of fares are reinvested back in to the railway, which enables further improvements to be made to the network so that we can continue to deliver a reliable and robust service for our passengers."

Changes include the price of a Day Saver ticket which will rise by 1.9% to £5.30 for an adult all-zone ticket.

However the rail operator's Family Ticket price will be frozen at £11 for the third year running.

RDG chief executive Paul Plummer said: “Nobody wants to pay more to travel, especially those who experienced significant disruption earlier this year.

“Money from fares is underpinning the improvements to the railway that passengers want and which ultimately help boost the wider economy.

"That means more seats, extra services and better connections right across the country.”

Earlier this year, Merseyrail was voted as one of the top two rail operators offering value for money in the National Rail Passenger Survey.