Rail passengers across the south west are facing a New Year hike in fares. The average rise is 2.2% while season ticket prices are increasing up to 2.5%.
The rail industry has said that this is the lowest annual rise for five years but campaigners say it is hitting them hard.
We caught up with commuters earlier today.
Rail commuters in the region face season ticket rises of up to 2.5% from today, with the latest annual increase meaning some fares will have risen well over 20% in the last five years.
The January 2015 increase follows weeks of disruption to rush-hour services with problems for passengers compounded by over-running festive engineering work.
Today's increase sees regulated fares, which include season tickets, going up by up to 2.5%, while the average rise for all fares is 2.2%.
The rail industry has said that this is the lowest annual rise for five years. But campaign groups and trade unions have pointed out that the annual rises in fares have far outstripped the rises in wages and that Britons pay some of the highest rail fares in Europe.
For example, commuters buying a 12 month season ticket from Gloucester to Birmingham will pay £3,860 compared to £3,768 last year. That is a rise of 2.44%. The season ticket for travel between Cheltenham Spa and London goes up from £9,468 to £9,704 - that is up 2.49%.
Commuters returning to work after the Christmas break are facing big rail fare increases. Season ticket holders are worst affected - paying 4 percent more to travel. Train companies say it's necessary to fund improvements.
But campaign groups say it's the 10th successive above-inflation rise in the last decade, and that passengers still face long delays and overcrowding.
The mid-winter will be bleaker for millions of rail travellers today as inflation-busting fare rises take effect.
Fares are increasing by an average of 3.9%.
The rise follows a miserable few weeks for many commuters in the South West who have had to contend with long delays caused by flooding and signal failures.
Last week, over-running engineering work led to serious over-crowding on some trains.
From today rail ticket prices will rise by an average of 3.9%. The increase has been criticised with claims that services haven't got better - but train companies say it is necessary to fund improvements.
Season tickets have been the worst affected with an average rise of 4.2%.
Bob Constantine reports as people who commute between Bristol and London face paying up to £620 a year more from January. Fares will rise by 3% more than today's rate of inflation - meaning a hike of 6.2% on most tickets.
A 12 month Bristol to Bath ticket could increase by £84 to £1,484.