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Passengers fear rail fare hike in cuts climate

Rail fares may rise by up to 8% next year if the Department for Transport (DfT) is hit hard in the government's spending review, sources have said.

While many rail fare rises are currently capped at inflation plus 1%, the department could change that to inflation plus 2% or 3% in the autumn.

Increases are traditionally based on July's RPI measure, which has been announced as 4.8%.

John Moylan reports.

  • 17 Aug 2010
  • From the section UK