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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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'Higher RPI rate' used to calculate rail fare increases

The chief executive of the Campaign for Better Transport has said that he is "disappointed" that the price of season rail fare ticket may see more than a 5% increase

Campaign for Better Transport chief executive Stephen Joseph said:

We're very disappointed that the higher RPI figure is still being used when it comes to passengers having to find money for their annual increase.

Yet when it comes to pensions and other benefits, the lower CPI inflation figure is used.

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