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.
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West Country neighbours meet for first time this season at Kingsholm in Premiership.