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.
16 Aug 2011
- From the section Business