Fury as rail fare hikes follow curbs on cheap tickets

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Inflation-busting rail fare rises are set to hit commuters in the pocket next year.

Train fares will rise by an average of 3.5 per cent from January, and some will go up by more than five per cent, according to figures released today.

Rail companies are allowed to increase the cost of regulated fares by the Retail Price Index (RPI) measure of inflation, currently 2.5 per cent, plus another one per cent


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