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Rail passengers could face price rises above 5% in new year

Cash-strapped commuters will find out today just how much more they will have to fork out for their rail season tickets in the new year, with some travellers facing possible 5.1 per cent rises.

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DfT: Fare will not rise by more than inflation rate

Regulated fares will not rise on average by more than the rate of inflation, the Department of Transport has said, as passengers await potential rail fare rises. A spokeswoman for the department added:

The Government understands concerns rail passengers have about the costs of fares and the impact they have on household budgets.

That is why next year, for the first time in a decade, regulated fares will not rise on average by more than the rate of inflation, offering relief for families and the hardworking people.

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