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Rail passengers hit by fare hike

Many rail commuters are facing ticket rises of around 8% next year, following the release of latest inflation figures.

July's RPI inflation figure determines the rise in regulated fares, like season tickets.

RPI inflation for July was unchanged at 5%, meaning the average season ticket will rise by around 8%, although some companies may charge more.

Rail Minister Theresa Villiers said "difficult decisions" on fares had been taken due to the budget deficit.

Hugh Pym reports.

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