Passengers hit out at another round of rail fare rises

The announcement that train fares will rise yet again next year has brought little cheer from passengers travelling on the country's rail network.

The Government has defended the 4.1% average rise in season ticket costs in England as necessary to maintaining an efficient system, while defending the continuing use of funds to pay for rail boss bonuses.

But commuters were left largely unimpressed, with one rail user at Euston Station branding the latest increase in prices "disgusting", as ITV News Consumer Editor Chris Choi reports:

Read: Transport Secretary defends "rewards" for rail boss

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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.