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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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Transport Secretary justifies rises in rail fares

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has insisted that passengers must pay more for their fares if they want the same level of investment in railways to continue.

He admitted it was "frustrating" that much of that investment - such as upgrading tracks and signals - could not be seen, but said that passengers would reap the benefits.

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