Passengers unhappy at rail fare hikes

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.

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Rail Fare Rises

From today rail ticket prices will rise by an average of 3.9 per cent. The increase has been criticised with claims that services haven't got better - but train companies say it's necessary to fund improvements.