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Train fares set for above-inflation rise

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says passengers must pay more for their fares.

Train fares set for above-inflation rise

Millions of rail passengers have been told how much more they're going to have to shell out for tickets.

- Rebecca Barry reports:

It has been confirmed that from January prices will rise by an average of 4.1% across England.

Passenger groups say once again costs are going up more quickly than pay packets - but not surprisingly, train companies say it's worth it.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: "The simple fact is that what people want is for our railway system to work effectively and efficiently.” 

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Should passengers bear the brunt of train fare hikes?

On NewsTalk Live, we asked Dr Richard Wellings, head of transport at the Institute of Economic Affairs, and Martin Abrams from the Campaign for Better Transport.