3.5% hit for rail passengers next year

Rail passengers will see the average price of their tickets increase by 3.5% from January, according to figures out today.

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Mixed response in Newcastle to rail fare rise

The news that average rail fares could increase by around 3.5% next year sparked anger but also understanding among passengers in the region. Unions claim costs are rising too quickly for people, while the government says extra money is used to improve services.

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