Rail fare protests expected across country

Protests and leafleting against a planning increase in rail fares will be taking place across the country this morning. The unions as well as a number of campaign groups are organising demonstrations. See at which stations the protests are taking place here.

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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.