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Rail fare increases to be limited

Rail fare increases are to be capped next year. Regulated fares in England could have gone up by 9.1% in January but they will now be a maximum of 6.1%. But Labour says it is "cold comfort" for commuters.

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How the increase in rail fares will be restricted

  • The average rise of regulated fares in maintained at 1% above RPI inflation
  • The new year rise is based on the July 2013 RPI inflation rate, which was 3.2%
  • The Government announced that the ability of train operators to add an additional 5% to some individual fares is to be limited to just 2%
  • In January 2014, no regulated fare - which includes season tickets - can go up by no more than 6.2%

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