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Rail passengers to be hit by 3.5% average fare rise next year

Rail passengers will see the average price of their tickets increase by 3.5% from January, according to figures out today.

The current formula also allows rail companies to increase some fares by an extra 2%, meaning that some tickets could increase by 5.5%.

Fares can be increased in January by 1% plus July's Retail Prices Index inflation figure.

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Train travel set to soar by hundreds of pounds a year

The cost of train travel is set to soar by around 3.5 per cent from January - with some passengers facing an increase of up to 5.5 per cent, according to figures out today.

Campaigners have criticised the calculations, saying railway use was being "pushed out of reach" of regular commuters.

ITV News Consumer Editor Chris Choi reports:

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