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Rail fares to rise by 4.1%

Regulated train fares are set to rise by an average 4.1% from January after the headline rate of retail price index nflation fell to 3.1% in July from 3.3% in June. Labour has pledged to cap fare rises if it gets into power.

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82% of passengers rate services 'satisfactory or good'

Michael Roberts, chief executive of the Association of Train Operating Companies, says that more than 80 percent of passengers surveyed are satisfied with rail services.

He said that the railways had expanded rapidly over the past 15 years and that trains are both newer and more frequent.

ITV News asked Mr Roberts how the latest hike in rail fares can be justified:

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