Union boss Bob Crow calls for rail nationalisation

Bob Crow, the head of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union, is calling on the Government to nationalise the rail network in response to the prospect of a 6.2% rise in average rail fares next year.

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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.