Angry reactions to prospect of 6.2% rail price hike

Unions and transport campaigners are outraged at the prospect of a 6.2% hike in average ticket prices in England, with some prices potentially rising by as much as 11%.

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Fares to rise by a shocking 6.2% on average. Don't let trains become a rich man's toy. Trains should be for all. http://t.co/7QnQemer

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Rail fares set to rise by 6.2%

Commuters in England face 6.2% rise in average train fares after a shock increase in the Retail Prices Index measure of inflation. Cars, air fares, clothing and housing are being blamed for the surprise rise in the Consumer Prices Index of inflation.