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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.

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Where the protests will take place

Unions, transport campaigners and rail passenger groups across 40 stations have launched a day of action to protest at "massive" fare increases. The main stations include;

  • Waterloo
  • Euston and Kings Cross in London
  • Birmingham New Street
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Liverpool Lime Street, Crewe
  • Glasgow Central and Edinburgh
  • Waverley

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