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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