First Great Western spokesman Dan Panes has blamed the Government's above-inflation formula for the hike in rail fare prices.
He told Daybreak: "While rail fare payers are paying more, taxpayers are paying less towards the cost of travel."
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Travel industry chiefs have called for universal safety standards to be introduced across Europe, to help prevent future tragedies.
The tragic deaths of two children on a Thomas Cook Corfu holiday in 2006 could lead to a crisis of confidence for the travel industry.
Sunny spells for tomorrow, although the further we go into the weekend then we will see outbreaks of rain moving south eastwards