There is anger among our region's half a million daily commuters who face significant hikes in rail ticket prices - with increases that are more than double the rate of inflation.

The government has announced charges will rise by an average of six point two per cent from January - that's three times the standard pay rise. The highest could be more than eleven per cent, as our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse explains.

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