Stephen Joseph of the Campaign for Better Transport said that today's inflation rises will put the Government under more pressure to lower the rate at which it allows train companies to increase their average prices.
This higher-than-expected inflation figure means that rail fares will rise by more than 6% if the Government proceeds with its policy. There will be even more pressure on the Government to reverse its policy, and bring fares down.
The rise in inflation means more misery for commuters as train companies can increase fares up by 6.2%. Will the Chancellor step in?
Today's inflation figures will give an indication of the level of rail fare increase we can expect in January. So what is driving that rise?
Commuters are braced for more misery as inflation figures were higher than expected meaning that train companies can charge more.