A spokesman for the transport watchdog Passenger Focus has said that commuters and season ticket holders will be hit hardest by next year's rail fare hike.
Mike Hewitson told ITV Central it was particularly bad news for "captive commuters" who live in large cities like London where driving to work is not an option.
"It goes against all the policies ... which are to cut down on car use ... Public transport is being promoted as the green mode of travel [so] it has to be affordable".
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