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The post Olympic high to appears to have worn off: today rail passengers found out the cost of travel will be much higher than expected.
A surprise jump in the rate of inflation means ticket prices will go up by at least 6.2% next January.
Unions joined commuters in their fury today after it was announced that train fares will go up again next year - this time by an average 6 point 2 per cent.
Campaigners held up a huge banner at London's Waterloo station, which read: "Cut rail fares, not rail staff."
They handed out leaflets, in the shape of train tickets, urging passengers to take action against rising fares and cuts to jobs and services.
Mr Crow said passengers were being "ripped off" by the relentless rise in the cost of travelling by rail.
"Train companies get billions of pounds in subsidies from the Government, yet still put fares up."Renationalising the railways would save the taxpayer money."
Mr Crow complained that there were 20 different types of ticket prices, yet more ticket offices were being closed or having their hours reduced.
"It's about time the railways were run for the travelling public, not the bosses."
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Tens of thousands of rail commuters will have to pay more than £5,000 a year for their season tickets, a union warned today.