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Rail Fares to go up by 2.3% average

It has been revealed that the average annual rail fare increase for 2017 will be 2.3% for passengers cross the country.

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Which? says fare rises are 'a bitter pill' for rail users

More reaction to next year's rail fare rises

The consumer watchdog 'Which?' has criticised the 2.3% average increase in rail fares for next year.

"Today's confirmation that rail fares are on the rise again will be a bitter pill to swallow for passengers who continue to experience cancellations, delays, overcrowding and poor service from their train companies.

"If trust in the rail industry is to be rebuilt, more must be done to ensure passengers are able find the best ticket for their journey and cheaper fares must not be hidden. Passengers need to be able to easily access compensation where it is owed and the system for handling complaints must be urgently overhauled."

– Vickie Sheriff, Director of Campaigns and Communications at Which?

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