Rail firm blames Government for rail fare price hike

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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Call to end big rail fare hikes

Campaigners today urged an end to above-inflation rail fare rises amid widespread anger at continuing increases.