Rail passengers at Clapham station
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Rail fare increase: Commuters tales of woe

Some rail fares will rise by an average of 6.2% in January - more than double the rate of inflation - although other price rises may be higher.

The Retail Prices Index (RPI) measure of inflation in July - which stands at 3.2% - is used to calculate the rises.

Some English fares will rise by RPI plus 3%, while in Scotland they will go up by RPI plus 1%. Wales has yet to set a figure for its increase.

Some complained of not enough carriages, crowded trains and cancellations.

  • 14 Aug 2012