The transport minister Theresa Villiers has said that more funding is needed for Britain's railway network in order to make it run more smoothly and cheaply.
She told ITV Daybreak that a "huge programme of rail improvements" is underway and that the Government is investing in the network, but that passangers also had to shoulder some of the costs.
Referring to the 20,000 jobs that could be at risk, she said that only these sorts of "efficiency savings" would "relieve pressure on taxpayer".
The rise in inflation means more misery for commuters as train companies can increase fares up by 6.2%. Will the Chancellor step in?
Today's inflation figures will give an indication of the level of rail fare increase we can expect in January. So what is driving that rise?
Commuters are braced for more misery as inflation figures were higher than expected meaning that train companies can charge more.