The average fare rise across Britain is 2.7%.
The rise in ticket prices comes into effect on Thursday.
Network Rail is carrying out a total of 386 projects over the festive period.
A railway station worker has been dubbed a "hero" after saving the life of a man who fell on the tracks as a train approached.
The RMT union said workers have been put under ‘intolerable pressure’.
The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced an independent review into the High Speed 2 (HS2) project.
Train travel will become more expensive from January 2 next year.
The contract begins on December 8.
Passengers have been urged to check their journeys before they travel.
The Rail Delivery Group said the change of heart followed ‘strong reaction’ to the decision to leave.